State Representative Dan Huberty was sworn-in to serve District 127 in the Texas House of Representatives on January 11, 2011. Within weeks of his arrival, he was appointed to two very highly-respected committees: Public Education and State Affairs. Huberty’s strong efforts as a freshman were also recognized by those outside the Capitol as he was named “Rookie of the Year” by Texas Monthly Magazine. By the conclusion of the 82nd Legislative Session, he had passed five pieces of legislation, ranging from regulating the illegal sand-mining along the San Jacinto River to duplicative reporting for special education teachers.
After his re-election in 2012, Huberty returned to Austin, where he was once again appointed to serve on the Public Education and State Affairs committees. Having honed his legislative skills in the last session, Huberty filed and passed much more legislation in this 83rd Session. He was successful in passing more than fourteen bills that addressed over-testing of our students in grades 3 – 8; sales options for co-generation facilities, and prohibiting the use of Common Core Curriculum in Texas schools. Huberty was also vital in the passage of several pieces of historic legislation like The Foundation High School Program, which completely overhauled graduation requirements by setting students on real paths to employment and decreasing the number of end-of-year tests.
During the first Special Session in 2013, Huberty was also appointed to serve on the Select Committee on Redistricting. Alongside 17 other House members, he worked to address the constitutional questions surrounding the redistricting maps drawn by the legislature.
Huberty was also appointed to serve of the Select Committee on Transportation Funding, Expenditures & Finance. He and eight other members met multiple times throughout the Interim to hear testimony from on a variety of issues like the reliability of current funding sources, the use of debt in transportation financing and use of the state highway fund for other agencies.
All of Huberty’s committee assignments are indicative of his background in education and business. He served on the Humble ISD School board for five years before winning the election that sent him to the Texas Capitol Building. In his last year as a Trustee, he served as the Board President and as the Vice President and Chairman of the Finance Committee the year prior to that.
Huberty currently serves as President of MVP REIT, a real estate investment trust where he works to acquire income-producing parking assets. His business expertise has allowed him to work across a variety of sectors, from oil and gas to local real estate. The majority of Huberty’s previous work was in the parking industry, most recently serving as an Executive Vice President for a large parking company, but he has also served as a Vice President for a natural gas fueling company.
Active in his community, Huberty is a board member of the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce; works with the Kingwood Chamber of Commerce and the Crosby-Huffman Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, and the Humble Intercontinental Rotary club; in addition, he is a board member of the Be an Angel Fund, and is active in organizations for each of his children’s schools and their extra-curricular activities.
Dan and his wife, Janet, have been married nearly 20 years. They live in Walden on Lake Houston with their three children, Brianna, Ryan and Dylan, and yellow labs, Rocky and Bullwinkle. They are active parishioners at Saint Martha’s Catholic Church.