Mark A. Hugel

Key Facts

Party Independent
Status Challenger

Background

Hugel graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a BS in Systems Engineering. Hugel went on to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and graduated with an MS in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and an MS in Mechanical Engineering [1]. Currently, Hugel serves as Senior Vice President at Consolidated Analysis Center, Incorporated (CACI), and he leads CACI’s Norfolk, Virginia office. Hugel has served in this role from 2009 [1, 2, 3].

Hugel is a veteran who served in the United States Navy from 1973 to 2009 as a Rear Admiral. During his time in the Navy, Hugel served as Surface Warfare Officer,  Shipyard Commander in the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Director of Fleet Readiness in Norfolk, and Deputy Commander for Logistics, Maintenance and Industrial Operations [2, 3].

During his time at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Hugel was awarded with the SenateProductivityand Quality Award from Virginia Senators John Warner and George Allen, Naval Sea Systems Command Installation Excellence Award, Secretary of the Navy Energy Conservation Award, Chief of Naval Operations Environmental Management Award, and Franklin Covey Principle-Centered Leadership Award [1].

Key Issues

Economy

Hugel wants to invest in workforce development. He believes that Portsmouth should help its citizens gain local jobs, which are currently met by recruits from outside of Portsmouth. He wants the school system and local government to partner with the business community to create cost-effective training and educational opportunities so that Portsmouth citizens have opportunities to learn the skills necessary for certain local jobs [1, 4].

Economy

Hugel supports investment in public schools. He wants all children in Portsmouth to earn their High School Diplomas, and he believes that completing high school or college will lead to good jobs for these children. Hugel plans on working with the Portsmouth public school system, school board, students and the business community to create school-to-employment success for Portsmouth children [1, 4].

Public Safety

Hugel plans on working with the Portsmouth Police Department, Sheriff’s Department, Social Services Department and Mental Health Department to confront crime [1, 4].

Endorsements

Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce; Portsmouth Firefighters; Hampton Roads Realtors Association

Sources

1 Rear Admiral Mark Hugel for City Council
2 Naval Engineers
3 Linkedin
4 The Virginian Pilot
5 VPAP