Mark Tuggle Incumbent Candidate for Okmulgee School Board Seat 3

Mark Tuggle



Mark Tuggle is a 1992 graduate of Okmulgee High School and works as a customer design engineer for the Public Service Company of Oklahoma.  He is married to Lashon, a pediatric nurse and they have 3 daughters, Adrian, Aaliyah, and Ashley who all attend Langston University.

Mark serves as the Vice-President of the Okmulgee School Board, President-Elect of the Okmulgee Chamber of Commerce Board, is a member of the Main Street Board of Directors, and is the logistics chair of the Pecan Festival held annually during the summer.  He has been a volunteer for the CASA chili supper, the Okmulgee County Basketball Tournament, Special Olympics state games, and many other activities throughout the community. Mark is also a NCAA Div. II football official.  

A member of the St. Matthews Baptist Church, he is the senior audio technician and serves as the coordinator of Recreation Ministry.  Mark is a Smith System certified defensive driving instructor which it taught at various companies throughout the country. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family, great music, and traveling with his loved ones.  

“I have served on the School Board since 2010 and have been a part of many wonderful changes throughout the district. We have upgraded our facilities, which I feel are some of the best in the state, improved our fleet and transportation, and redefined our image.  Although many of these things do not correlate directly with academics, it does create a sense of pride to our students as well as our community.  Over the last two years, we have tripled the number of students making a 19 or better on the ACT and have increased our 3rd grade reading scores by 20 percent.  If re-elected to the board, I would like to work with the other members to continue to increase our standards at OPS.  Although we have been faced with many financial cuts, we must be creative and diligent in providing for our students.  Increasing our rigor to assure that every student is college and/or career ready after graduation is a huge goal of mine.  

I believe that we must strengthen our parental and community involvement in all areas of our schools as well as continuing to work with the plant managers in the area.  Providing quality training to staff members in need could be beneficial increasing our standards.  I would also like to look at the pay scale and become a more competitive compensating district in the area. 

 Lastly, as a board member, I want to assure that all students have an opportunity to receive a quality education.  With all this in mind, I feel I am the most qualified candidate to serve you on the Okmulgee School Board, February 13th Re-Elect Mark Tuggle.  Pushing Forward With Progress.”


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