Thomas Murt

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Thomas Murt
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Pennsylvania State House District 152
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPennsylvania State University
Master'sLaSalle University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserve
Years of service1990-2008
Websites
Office website
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Thomas P. Murt is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 152. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Murt has served as Commisssioner of the Upper Moreland Township.

Biography

Murt earned his B.S. in Economics from Pennsylvania State University and his M.A. in Education from LaSalle University. He then attended Graduate Economics Coursework at Temple University. Murt also received his Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Instructional I Teaching Certificate from Gywnedd-Mercy College.

Murt's professional experience includes working as the Director of the Upper Moreland School District and as an Assistant Coordinator at the Counseling and Advising Center at Penn State University'’s Abington campus. Murt served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army Reserve from 1990 to 2008.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Murt served on the following committees:

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Gaming Oversight
Human Services
Urban Affairs
Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Murt served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Murt served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Thomas Murt was unopposed in the Republican primary. Murt is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Murt ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 152. Murt ran unopposed in the Republican primary on April 24. He defeated Ronald Kolla in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [3][4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 152, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Murt Incumbent 63.6% 19,164
     Democratic Ronald Kolla 36.4% 10,949
Total Votes 30,113

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Murt won re-election to District 152 in 2010. He had no primary opposition and defeated Democrat Robert McGuckin in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[5]

Pennsylvania State House, District 152
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Murt (R) 14,898 67.6%
Robert McGuckin (D) 7,140 32.4%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Murt won re-election to District 152 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 18,775 votes, defeating Lisa Romaniello (12,509).[6]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 152
Candidates Votes Percent
Thomas P. Murt (R) Green check mark transparent.png 18,775 60.0%
Lisa Romaniello (D) 12,509 40.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Thomas Murt is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Thomas Murt raised a total of $403,292 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 18, 2013.[7]

Thomas Murt's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 152 Won $80,701
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 152 Won $39,646
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 152 Won $151,018
2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 152 Won $131,927
Grand Total Raised $403,292

2012

Thomas Murt won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Thomas Murt raised a total of $80,701.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Thomas Murt's campaign in 2012
Good Jobs Pennsylvania Pac$20,000
Plumbers Local 690$5,000
Asplundh Tree Expert Co Pac$4,000
Pennsylvania Association for Justice$3,600
Steamfitters Local 420$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$80,701
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Murt received $39,646 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Thomas Murt's campaign in 2010
Painters & Allied Trades District Council 21$2,500
Plumbers Local 690$1,000
Pennsylvania Association For Justice$750
Peco Energy$750
Pennsylvania Bankers Association$700
Total Raised in 2010 $39,646

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 2 to December 31. In 2014, the Pennsylvania General Assembly will be in session from January 7 through November 30.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their support for legislation related to LGBT equality.
  • Legislators were scored on their votes on bills related to reproductive freedom and family planning.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 4 through November 30. In 2012, the Pennsylvania General Assembly began its legislative session on January 3.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators were scored based on floor votes that highlighted environmental issues.

Personal

Murt and his wife, Maria, have three children.

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Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 152
2007–present
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