Texas Longest Serving
County Clerk Turns 90
Val Huver doesn’t think much about his age.
Monday he celebrated his 90th birthday and nearly 55 years of
service as Victoria County’s county clerk.
“I just go along”, he said as he announced he intends to keep on
going on. “I appreciate this honor and I will continue to serve
Victoria County the remainder of this term and the next term.”
Texas longest serving county clerk was first sworn into office on
Jan. 1, 1955, declined to say how much longer he expects to
continue in office. He faces reelection in 2010. Huvar quipped
that his secret to staying in office was to keeping running and
for the people to keep voting for him.
“I imagine I'm doing something right,” he said. “I take pride in
the office and appreciate people continuing to support me.”
Joyce Dean, the county's director of Administrative Services, has
worked with Huvar for 15 years agreed. “He's a no-nonsense guy who
is a wealth of knowledge,” she said. Adding, “He's a Texas
treasure. He's a tremendous asset to Victoria County.”
A resolution read County Judge Don Pozzi at the surprise
celebration said, “Val D. Huvar, no matter how busy, never gave up
his essential nature of caring deeply for his family, friends and
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