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Micah Van Huss wins, wants to toughen drug test requirements

By News 5 Staff, news@wcyb.com
Published On: Aug 08 2014 05:58:54 AM CDT
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. -

In District 6 of the Tennessee house, Clayton Stout is challenging the incumbent Micah Van Huss.

Van Huss wins District 6 with 56 percent of the vote. News 5 caught up with him after results were announced Thursday night. Van Huss tells News 5 he's happy he gets the opportunity to serve another two years, and is looking forward to standing up for what he believes is right.

He wants to speak for the people of District 6 and continue to work to eliminate the haul income tax. Van Huss says he's also looking to toughen the requirements on drug tests for all welfare recipients.

"I believe in leading by example. I, as well, will require myself to and other legislators to have random drug tests as part of that legislation because if we're going to ask our constituents to do it, we better be ready to do it ourselves," adds Van Huss.

Van Huss walked away with 4, 443 votes on Thursday, about a thousand more than Stout.