Mike "Pete" Huval

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Michael Paul "Mike Pete" Huval
Louisiana State Representative from District 46 (St. Martin Parish)
Incumbent
Assumed office
April 2011
Preceded by Fred Henry Mills, Jr.
Member of St. Martin Parish Council, District 4
In office
1996–2011
Personal details
Born February 1956
Political party Democratic-turned-Republican Party
Spouse(s) Vickie Collette Huval
Children Brooke Lynn Huval
Occupation Insurance agent
Religion Roman Catholic

Michael Paul Huval, known as Mike "Pete" Huval (born February 1956), is an insurance agent from Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, who is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 47 in St. Martin Parish.

Huval won his seat on April 2, 2011, in a special election to fill the vacancy created by the election of Representative Fred Mills to the Louisiana State Senate. Huval defeated fellow Republican Craig G. Prosper (born 1967), a city council member from the parish seat of St. Martinville, 4,338 (58 percent) to 3,144 votes (42 percent).[1]

A former Democrat who switched parties to make the state House race, Huval previously served for nearly sixteen years from District 4 on the St. Martin Parish governing council. He won his first race for the council, then known as the police jury, in the fall of 1995, with 51 percent of the vote in a three-candidate all Democratic race.[2] In that capacity, he was active in the Louisiana Police Jury Association. In 2003, he launched Mike Huval Agency based in Breaux Bridge and Opelousas in St. Landry Parish.[3]

A native of St. Martin Parish, Huval attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He and his family are active in the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Parks in St. Martin Parish. He is also a member of the Knights of Columbus Catholic men's organization. He is a former president of both the Breaux Bridge Chamber of Commerce and the local Kiwanis International.[3]

Huval and his wife, the former Vickie Collette, reside in the Grand Bois community of St. Martin Parish. He is the father of one grown daughter, Brooke Lynn Huval.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Louisiana Secretary of State, Special Legislative Election Returns, April 2, 2011
  2. ^ Louisiana Secretary of State, Election Returns, October 21, 1995
  3. ^ a b c "We Can Make This Happen: Mike 'Pete' Huval State Representative". mikehuval46.com. Retrieved July 11, 2011. 
Louisiana House of Representatives
Preceded by
Fred Henry Mills, Jr.
Louisiana State Representative from District 46
2011–
Succeeded by
Incumbent