Mike "Pete" Huval

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Mike "Pete" Huval
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Louisiana House Of Representatives District 46
In office
April 25, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$16,800/year
Per diem$6,000/year for expenses; $149/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 19, 2011
First electedApril 2, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
ProfessionOwner, Mike Huval Insurance Companies, LLC
Office website
Mike "Pete" Huval is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 46. He won election to the seat in a special election on April 2, 2011 and was sworn-in on April 25.[1] The seat was vacated when then-Representative Fred Mills, Jr. (R) won the special election held on January 22, 2011 to fill State Senate District 22.[2]

Huval owns Mike Huval Insurance Companies, LLC, which has served Breaux Bridge and Opelousas since 2003. A native of St. Martin Parish, Huval has been a member of the St. Martin Parish Council since 1995, serving as Vice President and Chairman during his tenure. He is an executive board member of the Louisiana Police Jury Association. He is also a member of the National Agricultural and Rural Affairs Steering Committee and former Chairman of the Louisiana Police Jury Governmental Affairs Committee. In addition, he has served as President of the Breaux Bridge Area Chamber of Commerce and past President of the St. Martinville Rotary. Huval is also a member of the board for the St. Martin Association for Retarded Citizens, the Acadiana Rural Community & Development, and Hearts of Hope for Abused Women and Children. Huval is married to his wife Vickie. They have one child.[3][4]

Committee assignments


In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Huval served on the following committees:


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Huval served on the following committees:

Campaign themes


On his special election campaign site, Huval details he campaign themes and policy goals"

  • “We are fortunate to have so many valuable assets to contribute to the growth of the Acadiana area. From our beautiful waterways, scenic highways, unending business opportunities and of course the great hospitality of our culture…I will use my experience in working with the people to keep District 46 working and growing...You can expect me to work hard to improve the economy of our District and do whatever possible to add the jobs that we so badly need...Nobody wants or needs more or higher taxes, but most importantly we all need to have a commitment to making sure that those hard-earned dollars are spent properly...I will fight to assure that our state is run like a business and most importantly, your business. The people have spoken, and they are no longer sitting back hoping everything will work out…I hear their message and I want to be their representative in Baton Rouge.”



General election

See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

On October 22, 2011, Huval won re-election to District 61 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the October 22 primary election, assuring his re-election.

Special election

See also: State legislative special elections, 2011; Louisiana state legislative special elections, 2011

Huval defeated fellow Republican Craig Prosper in the April 2 special election. Since only two candidates qualified for the ballot, the April 30 run-off election was not necessary.[5]

Louisiana House of Representatives Special Election, District 46 (2011)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike "Pete" Huval (R) 4,338
Craig Prosper (R) 3,144

Campaign donors


In 2011, Huval received $68,188 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike "Pete" Huval's campaign in 2011
Huval, Mike (Pete)$9,506
Mike Huval Insurance Agency$8,294
Louisiana Association Of Business & Industry$5,000
Courtesy Ford Lincoln Courtesy Ford Lincoln$2,500
Bobby Jindal Campaign Cmte$2,500
Total Raised in 2011 $68,188

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