James Van Huss
|James Van Huss|
|Tennessee House of Representatives, District 6|
|November 4, 2014|
|Years in position||2|
|Per diem||$188/legislative day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Pensacola Christian College|
|Service/branch||U.S. Marine Corps|
|Years of service||2006-Present|
Van Huss served in the Marine Corps for six years, having been deployed thrice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Van Huss served on the following committees:
|Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture and Natural Resources|
|• Criminal Justice|
Law enforcement drones
On February 4, 2013, Van Huss introduced HB 591, the proposed "Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act." This bill would ban law enforcement agencies from using unmanned aerial vehicles or drones for collecting evidence or conducting surveillance. Exceptions to the general ban would allow drone use for counter-terrorism activities, for operations for which a warrant has been obtained, or for instances in which a law enforcement agency believes that swift action is needed to save life. Senator Mae Beavers introduced the companion SB 796 in the Tennessee State Senate on February 4. Van Huss's bill was assigned to the Civil Justice Committee on February 6.
Van Huss is pro-life, pro-gun, and favors increasing local control of education. On illegal immigration, he said, "Illegal immigration costs taxpayers and is a threat to our national security. Washington should not hinder the states that address the issue. It's time we elect leaders who will do what's right and best for the country instead of worrying about what's popular."
Elections for 99 seats in the Tennessee House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 7, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 3, 2014. Incumbent James Van Huss defeated Clayton Stout in the Republican primary. Van Huss is unopposed in the general election.
Van Huss won election in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 6. Van Huss defeated incumbent Dale Ford in the August 2 primary election and defeated Michael Clark (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Tennessee House of Representatives, District 6, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||James Van Huss||72.3%||16,391|
|Tennessee House of Representatives, District 6 Republican Primary, 2012|
|James Van Huss||53.9%||3,154|
|Dale Ford Incumbent||46.1%||2,703|
Comprehensive donor information for Van Huss is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Van Huss raised a total of $46,420 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.
|James Van Huss's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Tennessee State House, District 6||$46,420|
|Grand Total Raised||$46,420|
2012Van Huss won election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Van Huss raised a total of $46,420.
|Tennessee House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to James Van Huss's campaign in 2012|
|Truth Matters Pac||$7,100|
|Leaders Of Tennessee||$5,000|
|Van Huss, James (Micah)||$2,502|
|Tennessee Legislative Campaign Cmte||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$46,420|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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In 2013, the 108th Tennessee General Assembly, first year, was in session from January 8 to April 19. In 2014, the 108th Tennessee General Assembly, second year, was in session from January 14 to April 18.
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- Office website
- Profile from Open States
- Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions via Follow the Money: 2012
- Micahvanhuss, "Home," accessed July 26, 2012
- Tennessee General Assembly, "Bill information for Tennessee HB 591/SB 796," accessed April 17, 2014
- Micahvanhuss.com, "Issues," accessed July 27, 2012
- Tennessee Secretary of State, "August 7, 2014 Unofficial Election Results," accessed August 8, 2014
- Tennessee Secretary of State, "Petitions Filed for State Senate and State House of Representatives," accessed April 5, 2014
- Tennessee Secretary of State, "2012 List of Candidates," accessed April 17, 2014
- Tennessee Department of State, "Election Results," accessed April 17, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Van Huss, James (Micah)," accessed June 28, 2013
Dale Ford (R)
|Tennessee House of Representatives District 6
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