Mark M. Tuggle

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Mark M. Tuggle
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Alabama House of Representatives District 81
In office
November 3, 2010-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 5
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sAlexander City State Junior College, 1986
Bachelor'sAuburn University, 1988
Master'sFaulkner University, 2007
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Mark M. Tuggle is a Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 81. He was first elected to the chamber on November 2, 2010.


Tuggle earned his A.S. from Alexander City State Junior College in 1986, his B.S. in Forest Management from Auburn University in 1988 and his M.S. in Management from Faulkner University in 2007. He is currently employed as a forester.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Tuggle served on the following committees:

Alabama Committee Assignments, 2015
Internal Affairs
State Government, Chair
Ways and Means Education


Tuggle served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Dylan Oliver was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Mark M. Tuggle was unopposed in the Republican primary. Tuggle defeated Oliver in the general election.[1][2][3][4]

Alabama House of Representatives District 81, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark M. Tuggle Incumbent 67.6% 9,119
     Democratic Dylan V. Oliver 32.3% 4,352
     NA Write-In 0.1% 14
Total Votes 13,485


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Tuggle defeated Shane Grimes in the June 1 primary. He then defeated incumbent Betty Carol Graham (D) in the November 2 general election.[5][6]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 81 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark M. Tuggle (R) 9,268
Betty Carol Graham (D) 7,306
Alabama House of Representatives, District 81 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark M. Tuggle (R) 3,636
Shane Grimes (R) 1,487

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Tuggle raised $225,828 in contributions.[7]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Republican Party $83,941
Friends Of Mike Hubbard $24,000
Netpac $23,000
Alabama Farmers Federation $22,701
State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Mark M. Tuggle endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [8]


In 2010, Tuggle's endorsements included the following:[9]

  • The Alabama Tea Party Express
  • The Alabama Citizens for Life.[10]


Tuggle and his wife, Michelle, have one child.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Betty Carol Graham
Alabama House District 81
Succeeded by