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Mark M. Tuggle

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

Tuggle earned his AS from Alexander City State Junior College in 1986. He went on to receive his BS in Forest Management from Auburn University in 1988. He then earned his MS in Management from Faulkner University in 2007. He is currently employed as a forester.

Committee assignments


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

  • Subcommittee on Government Regulations (State Government)
  • Subcommittee on Government Services (State Government)
  • Subcommittee on Biomedical and Manufacturing
  • Subcommittee on K-12 Appropriations


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. [1]



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Tuggle defeated Shane Grimes in the June 1 primary. He then defeated incumbent Democrat Betty Carol Graham in the November 2 general election.[2][3]

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

Tuggle is pro-life and was endorsed by the Alabama Citizens for Life.[4]

State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations


Tuggle was endorsed by:

  • The Alabama Tea Party Express [5]

Campaign donors


In 2010, Tuggle raised $225,828 in contributions. [6]

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

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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