Gene Houpe

Political Affiliation

  • Republican

Government Experience

  • 29 year Law Enforcement veteran
  • Served on Iredell County Board of Commissioners (2014)

Current County Government Board/Committee Participation

  • Task Forces: General Governmental and Education
  • Centralina Council of Government
  • Centralina Workforce Development (Alternate)
  • Connect Consortium Appointments 
  • Home & Community Care Block Grant
  • Local Emergency Planning Committee (Alternate)
  • Schools Facilities Task Force
  • South Iredell Community Development Corp (Alternate)

Other Public Service & Community Involvement Activities

  • Adopt A School Ministry Liaison for Western Avenue Baptist Church (current)
  • Usher & Security for Western Avenue Baptist Church (current)
  • Criminal Justice Partnership Board (past)


  • Employment:
    • KZ Systems Carpet Cleaning, Inc. and Houpe’s Carpet Cleaning
    • Reserve Officer for Spencer Police Department
  • Educational:
    • BS in Criminology from Florida State University (1991) 
    • Graduated from Statesville High School (1987) 
    • Various other Law Enforcement Certifications
  • Personal:
    • Married to Dr. Tonya Houpe
    • 5 children