B.S. in Physical Education, Southern Arkansas University
KEY HEALTH LINK
Tuberville’s mother, who died in 2016, had Alzheimer’s disease.
Never held elected office
2020 ELECTION CONTEXT
In August 2018, Tuberville moved from Florida to Alabama with the intent of running for the U.S. Senate, announcing his campaign in April 2019.
In a seven-candidate Republican primary in March 2020, Tuberville advanced to a runoff with former Attorney General and former Senator Jeff Sessions. Tuberville defeated Sessions in the July runoff for the Republican nomination with 60.7% of the vote.
Doug Jones (D) (defeated)
MOST RECENT PROFESSION
Head Coach, Football, University of Cincinnati Bearcats
Tuberville has never held political office or pursued political activities until his campaign for Senate in the 2020 election.
On The Issues
Tuberville opposed a statewide mask mandate in Alabama in July 2020, but expressed support for individuals wearing masks if they choose.
Tuberville supports a full repeal of the ACA, citing high costs and lower quality care, and endorses a free market approach to health care services.
As a Senator, Tuberville seeks to protect those with pre-existing conditions who need insurance.
Tuberville opposes cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.
From a February 2020 forum for Alabama Senate Republican primary candidates: "They're going to have to prove to me that medical marijuana is good. As long as it's medical marijuana, as long as you have to have a prescription. If we ever put marijuana on our streets legally, it's over."
MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION
Tuberville says a national mental health plan is needed to address mass shootings in the nation. He supports transferring federal funding for mental health care to the states. He also supports government-sponsored education on opioids and addiction, and suggests that the government should restrict the overprescribing of medications by doctors.
Tuberville supports PBM reforms that increase transparency, especially in Medicare Part D drug payments for generic drugs. He also supports reducing regulatory barriers that prevent companies from acting as their own PBMs.
VETERANS HEALTH CARE
Inspired by his father, a WWII Veteran and Purple Heart recipient, Tuberville seeks to provide Veterans with "high-quality care... and ensure that those who need it get the psychological care and attention they need to deal with the issues they face being back home."
Tuberville has been critical of low-quality care and wait times at the VA."
Tuberville is pro-life, saying that, "Future generations may very well look back at the current wave of infanticide sweeping across our nation as this generation’s holocaust."
Tuberville vocally supported the Human Life Protection Act, which bans the practice of abortion with few exceptions in the state of Alabama.
Tuberville has said he would vote to confirm judges who would overturn Roe v. Wade."
OTHER HEALTH CARE ISSUES
No additional notable information found
DID YOU KNOW?
As the head coach at Auburn University, Tuberville received four national college football coach of the year awards after leading the Tigers to an undefeated 13-0 record and a victory in the Sugar Bowl.