James Van Huss
|James Van Huss|
|Tennessee House of Representatives, District 6|
|November 4, 2014|
|Years in position||2|
|Per diem||$173/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.
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."
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|
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|
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Dale Ford (R)
|Tennessee House of Representatives District 6
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