KINGWOOD - On Monday, State Representative Joe Crabb, after 18 years of distinguished service, announced his plans not to seek reelection to the Texas House of Representatives. Upon learning of the news, Dan Huberty - Humble ISD's Board President, announced he would seek the position being vacated by Rep. Crabb. Huberty, a lifelong Republican, will be a candidate in the March 2010 Republican Primary.
"Representative Crabb has been a faithful representative for the people of District 127," Mr. Huberty remarked. "I want to thank Joe and Nancy for giving so many years of their lives in service to the people of Texas and especially northeast Harris County. I believe my candidacy offers a great opportunity to elect a conservative businessman, with public school finance experience, to the Texas House.
"I am keenly aware the next legislative session will deal with legislative redistricting and another attempt to secure the voting process by requiring photo identification to vote," Mr. Huberty reflected. "These and other issues require that a strong conservative be elected to follow Rep. Crabb's history of conservative leadership.
"Since learning of Rep. Crabb's decision, I have spent time visiting with community and party leaders gauging their level of enthusiasm," Mr. Huberty reported. "I am humbled and honored to have the encouragement and support of so many of our friends and neighbors. So it is with their backing that I announce that I will seek the Republican nomination for State Representative District 127 in the March 2010 primary."
Dan Huberty is currently the President of the Humble Independent School District. As one of seven trustees, he oversees a $250,000,000 annual budget, which educates over 33,000 students in Humble, Texas. Having been first elected in May 2006, Dan was unopposed for reelection in May of 2009. Dan served in various capacities over the last four years on the school board, most recently as Chairman of the Finance Committee, where he has worked diligently with the current board, the community, and our local and state officials to find a resolution to school finance issues.
Dan is Vice President of Clean Energy, North America's largest provider of natural gas for transportation. In this role, Dan is working with national fleet operators, airports, and taxi and parking operators to convert their vehicles to clean burning compressed and liquefied natural gas. Clean Energy has a broad customer base in refuse, transit, ports, shuttle, taxi, regional trucking, airport and the municipal fleet markets.
Dan is a Board member of the National Parking Association and the "Be an Angel Fund." He is also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Humble Rotary, Humble Area Chamber of Commerce, Humble Area Retired Teachers Association, Friends of the Atascocita Library, Kingwood Chamber of Commerce, Kingwood Executive Group, Kingwood Area Republican Women, and Lake Houston Shores Republican Women.
Dan and his wife, Janet, have three children, Brianna (9), Ryan (7) and Dylan (5). The Huberty family is very active at Saint Martha's Catholic Church where Dan serves on the Building and Planning Committee.
More information can be found at www.danhuberty.com