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Matthew Huffer
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Former candidate for
Tennessee House of Representatives, District 39
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolTullahoma High School
Bachelor'sVanderbilt University (class of '16) Economics and Political Science
Date of birthSeptember 8, 1993
Place of birthMurfreesboro, TN
Campaign website
Matthew Huffer was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 39 of the Tennessee House of Representatives.[1]


After graduating as the valedictorian from Tullahoma High School, Huffer began studying at Vanderbilt University.[2] He is double majoring in economics and political science. His expected graduation date is May 2016.[3]

Huffer has interned for U.S. House Representative Jim Cooper, and he works as a research associate for one of his professors.[2]


Campaign themes


Huffer made the following statement on his Facebook page:

Yes, Matthew Huffer is running as a Democrat. Yet, on the political spectrum as a whole, he is a moderate. He is a social conservative, but he believes that the government can do more to help the working man in a way that does not depreciate incentives to work.[4]



See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for 99 seats in the Tennessee House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 7, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 3, 2014. Matthew Huffer was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent David Alexander defeated Jack Daniel in the Republican primary. Alexander defeated Huffer in the general election.[5][1]

Tennessee House of Representatives District 39, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Alexander Incumbent 67.5% 9,619
     Democratic Matthew Huffer 32.5% 4,627
Total Votes 14,246

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 39 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Alexander Incumbent 72.1% 4,894
Jack Daniel 27.9% 1,893
Total Votes 6,787

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Tennessee Secretary of State, "Petitions Filed for State Senate and State House of Representatives," accessed April 5, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Facebook, "Hugger for TN State House, About," accessed April 22, 2014
  3. Information submitted through Ballotpedia's biographical submission form on April 19, 2014
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  5. Tennessee Secretary of State, "August 7, 2014 Election Results," accessed September 11, 2014