Representative Mike Huval
Mike "Pete" Huval was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives,
winning 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 serves House District 46 representing
Parishes of Iberia, St. Landry, and St. Martin. Huval was reelected,
unopposed to serve his third term for 2016-2020. Huval was also
reelected for his final full term for 2020-2024.
native of St. Martin Parish, Huval graduated from Breaux Bridge High
School and further attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Huval began serving the public in 1995 for the St. Martin parish
Government form District 4. Serving 4 years on the Police Jury and 11 ½
years on the St. Martin Parish Council, serving 11 years as Chairman of
the Council. In that capacity, he was active in the Louisiana Police
Jury Association, serving 6 years on the State Executive Board.
An active parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Parks, Huval is
also a long time member of the Knights of Columbus being once the
youngest Grand Knights at age 28. He is a former president of both the
Breaux Bridge Chamber of Commerce and the local Kiwanis International.
An insurance agent by trade since 1979, Huval launched his very own Mike
Huval Insurance Agency, LLC in 2003 with two locations based in Breaux
Bridge and Opelousas. Huval is a former board member of Hearts of Hope
and current board member of ARC of St. Martin, Inc.
Representative Huval the primary author of HB 147 becoming Act 276,
established the special prestige motor vehicle license plate, I’m Cajun.
Huval’s successful efforts aided to the annual royalty fees for each
plate issued to the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana
(CODOFIL) to solely fund scholarships for La Foundation Louisiane
(152.00 I’m Cajun Vehicle License Plate Classifications &
Requirements - Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (expresslane.org) )
During his first partial, first full and second terms as state
representative, Huval served on the Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture
and Rural Development, Civil Law and Insurance Committees. In his second
term, Huval was appointed to be the Vice Chairman of Municipal,
Parochial and Cultural Affairs Committee and serve on the Insurance,
ways and Means, Atchafalaya Basin Program Oversight Committee, House
Executive Committee and Joint Legislative Committee on Capital Outlay
In his third term, Huval was appointed as Chairman of
the Municipal Parochial and Cultural Affairs Committee. Huval, now in
his final term, was recently appointed to Chairman of the Insurance
Committee. He continues to serve on the House Select Leadership
Committee, the House Select Leadership Committee, the House Executive
Committee and the Atchafalaya Basin Program Oversight Committee. Huval
acted as Chairman of the Acadiana Legislative Delegation from 2017 to
2021, Vice Chairman in 2022, and once again elected as Chairman in his
final year. He has been a member of the Louisiana Republican Legislative
Delegation and the Louisiana Rural Caucus since 2011. Huval also
currently a board member of Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance
Corporation and has served as a Board Member of the Louisiana Automobile
Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority since 2015. Huval’s
hobbies include his love for watching ULL’s Ragin’ Cajun baseball and
football, demonstrating cooking his multiple 1st place winner recipe for
crawfish etoufee, speaking Creole French, and taking relaxing Sunday
drives in his very own muscle car, a black 1969 Chevy Camaro. And
finally, Huval remains as the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival
“Celebrity” Crawfish Eating Champion.