With more than 32 years of prosecutorial experience, Terry Houck is the most qualified candidate for this office.
Terry spent 10 years of his prosecutorial career in the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office heading the Child Abuse & Sex Offense unit, prosecuting hundreds of some of the most heinous crimes that land in the District Attorney’s Office. Terry has since been a Chief Deputy District Attorney, Chief of Violent Crime Unit for Lehigh County, and Northampton County’s First full time First Deputy District Attorney under DA John Morganelli.
As First Deputy DA for Northampton County, Terry has spent the last 13 years overseeing the entire staff of the District Attorney’s office, as well as managing all of the specialized units in the office, including Child Abuse/Sex Offense, Violent Crimes, DUI, Grand Jury, Narcotics and Forfeiture, White Collar, Juvenile, Appellate and Domestic Violence Units. He also personally handles an ongoing caseload of particularly high profile, difficult, and sensitive cases.
Terry has earned numerous awards and commendations across his career, including the Chapel of the Four Chaplains Award for Bravery as a Philadelphia Police Officer, and the Allied Professional Award for Outstanding Commitment to Crime Victims from the Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley.
Terry lives with his wife of 40 years in Easton, Pennsylvania. He has two adult daughters and a granddaughter.