Candidate Profile
Mike "Pete" Huval

Republican, Louisiana

Biography

Name
Mike "Pete" Huval
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist 46
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Right to Life LA (LARTL), 2019:  100%
Louisiana Family Forum (LFF), 2019:  100%, 89% (cum.)
American Conservative Union LA, 2018:  63%, 64% (cum.)

84%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Louisiana Committee for a Conservative Majority

Others

2
National Federation of Independent Business Louisiana PAC, WestPAC/Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI)

Reported by Candidate

2
Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, National Federation of Independent Businesses, Louisiana Committee for the Conservative Majority, Louisiana Right to Life,100% lifetime vote record

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
4
National Right to Life Committee (2019), Republican Women's Organizations (2018), Scott A. Angelle (2016), State Republican Party Organizations (2019)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
4
Clay Schexnayder (2019), Leadership for LA (2017), National Federation of Independent Business (2019), State Republican Party Organizations (2019)

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only when you have done everything to preserve the pregnancy and there is overwhelming evidence that the mother will not survive. The life of the mother is to be preserved, and the procedure is to be done in the most humane way.


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

To curtail our legal climate to encourage businesses to continue to do business here and more to come here to do business, especially in the oil and gas industry. To encourage Louisiana citizens to do business with Louisiana businesses. To accelerate growth in private sector jobs. Reduction of all levels of Government regulations on the private sector. Lower insurance rates.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Adopt a pro-growth tax code.The state tax code should be nationally competitive and drive economic growth. Transform state budgeting to allow for prioritization of spending. Statutory limitations that prohibit the prioritization of state spending should be reviewed, reformed, reduced, or eliminated where appropriate. The cost drivers in the state budget must be addressed, reducing the need for more taxpayer dollars year after year. This includes long-term changes to state retirement plans, laws that are smart on crime, risk management reforms, and others. Develop Louisiana’s workforce to promote individual prosperity and a healthy economy for the future. Prioritize infrastructure to sustain economic growth.


Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Disagree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree


Healthcare

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Support our sitting conservative Congress members and Senators as they are the ones in the forefront that would bring this before the nation.


National Security

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

Strongly Disagree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Strongly Agree


Education

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree

The LGBTQ+ political agenda poses a threat to First Amendment freedoms of speech, expression and religious exercise.

Strongly Agree

I support expanding protections in employment and accommodations based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Strongly Disagree

If children are given instruction in sex education in public schools, it should not express a preference for abstinence but should be comprehensive, offering discussions on various types of sexual orientations and behaviors plus all types of contraceptives.

Strongly Disagree

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

The desire for Freedom. I firmly believe in the words within the Declaration of Independence. Our founding fathers knew that to prevent the tyranny of the governments in the past that separation of power would preserve the freedom which our country was built upon for generations to come.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I was born and raised a devout Roman Catholic and will always cherish my Catholic beliefs and practice my faith until I die.


Qualifications

I voted in these elections:

2012 Primary, 2012 General Election, 2014 Primary, 2014 General Election, 2016 Primary, 2016 General Election, 2018 Primary, 2018 General Election

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Very Conservative

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

The endorsement from three very conservative organization, LABI, NFIB, LCCM, 100% pro-life voting record since 2011 as a Louisiana Legislator. Three consecutive chairmanships of the Acadiana Delegation of Conservative members. Documented member of the "gang of no".

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

Being a small business owner for 15.5 years, my position of Vice Chairman of Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs, my standing on the House Ways and Means Committee, my in depth knowledge of not only the insurance business as an independent agent for 40 years, as well as my Insurance Committee standing as a State Representative. I take great pride in having a seat on the House Executive Committee as well as the Joint Legislative Committee on Capital Outlay. I also serve on the Atchafalaya Basin Oversight Committee, Louisiana Rural Caucus, Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation, the Acadiana Delegation-Chairman and last but not least District 46 State Representative.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

Gingero@impressionspdm.com 337-332-5455

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I was born and raised in St Martin Parish,the center of District 46, which includes not only St Martin but also northern Iberia and southern St Landry Parishes. I was raised in a good, hardworking Catholic home and continue today with the beliefs of family, friends and my religion. I strongly believe that everyone should do everything possible to help out their neighbor in time of need, as I have always done and will continue to do. The time I have served in public service, I have ALWAYS voted and pushed for an outcome based on the voice of the majority of my constituents. For this...I am very proud! Je suis Cajun et fier!....I'm Cajun and Proud!


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

Gambling should be limited to existing forms and should not be de-regulated or expanded.

Strongly Agree

Background

Education

  • Breaux Bridge High School, Breaux Bridge, High School Diploma, 1974

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • Knights of Columbus, Grand Knight
  • Parks Jaycees, Vice President
  • St Martinville Rotary, President
  • Breaux Bridge Kiwanis, President
  • Breaux Bridge Chamber of Commerce, President
  • Hearts of Hope, Board Member
  • St Martin Association for Retarded Citizens, Board Member
  • Acadian Delegation, Chairman

Offices

  • St Martin Parish Council, Held 15
  • Louisiana State Representative, Held 9

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