Confirmed: Houck to Speak at 5 p.m.
Apparent lame-duck Senator to hold press conference later today, says staffer.
Update: 3:45 p.m. Senator Edd Houck will hold a press conference at his Spotsylvania County campaign office today at 5 p.m. according to Craig Bieber, Houck's campaign manager.
Bieber would not disclose what Houck planned to say at the conference. The event will take place at 10813 Courthouse Road, Suit 104 in Spotsylvania near Four Mile Fork.
Stay tuned to Patch as more details are learned about this developing story.
The original article appears below:
Senator Edd Houck will address the public in a press conference schedule for later this afternoon, according to a field director working at Houck's Spotsylvania campaign headquarters.
The staffer did not yet know when specifically the press conference would be held, nor did he know what Sen. Houck would say. He did confirm that the press conference would be held at Houck's campaign headquarters on 10813 Courthouse Road in Spotsylvania County.
Calls to Craig Beiber, Houck's campaign director, were not immediately returned.
In a message to followers on Facebook posted earlier today, Houck said that he would address the public once the canvass of the results was completed.
"I know many of you are anxious for the results of Tuesday's election to be final. Please be patient. The accuracy and integrity of an election must be paramount," wrote Houck.
Election officials in the 17th Virginia Senate District have completed a canvass of Tuesday's election results. The final tally has Republican challenger Bryce Reeves up 224 votes over Houck, 22,610 to 22,386. Reeves took 50.16-percent of the vote, with Houck taking 49.66-percent.
With a difference of less than one percent Houck is entitled to ask for a recount according to Virginia's election law.
This is a developing story, stay tuned to Patch as more details are learned.