TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Oct 15, 2014

While most Vanderbilt University students are heading home for fall break, Matthew Huffer is hitting the campaign trail. The 21-year-old college junior, who is majoring in political science and economics, is running for a seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives. Huffer knocked on about 1,000 doors over the summer, and he's continued to campaign this semester, even though his voter base is across the state. He scheduled his classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday so he could have long weekends in Tennessee House District 39, which includes parts of Moore, Franklin and Marion counties. He admits the pressures of juggling a campaign with a full slate of exams and coursework hasn’t been easy. Despite the challenges, Huffer, who is running as a Democrat, believes he has a chance to beat the incumbent in his district, Rep. David Alexander, R-Winchester. Read more at WBIR.