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John Murtha
Murtha john.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 29
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 8
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth08/08/1951
Place of birthBaldwin, WI
Office website
John Murtha (b. August 9, 1951 ) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 29th District since 2007 and currently serving as State Assembly Majority Caucus Vice Chair.

Prior to his election to the Assembly, Murtha served as Chair of the Town of Eau Galle Board of Supervisors from 2003-2006, and a member from 1999-2003.

He is a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and National Rifle Association.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Murtha has been appointed to these committees:


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



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Murtha won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 29. Murtha ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Jim Swanson (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Murtha was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 29. Murtha defeated Democrat Liz Jones in the general election on November 2, 2010. He was unopposed in the September 14, 2010 primary election. [3]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 29 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Murtha (R) 12,533
Liz Jones (D) 7,548
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 29

Republican Primary (2010)

Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Murtha (R) 2,510 99.6%


On November 4, 2008, Murtha won re-election to Assembly District 29, receiving 53.38% of the vote.[4]

Wisconsin Assembly District 29
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Murtha (R) 17,633
Chris Buckel(D) 14,115
Craig Mohn (L) 1,257
Scattering 31

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB-71 Bodily harm to a juror: felony crime expanded to include the juror's family and threats; judge may prohibit convicted person from contacting a juror; JRCCP report
  • AB-148 U.W. Board of Regents: appointment of one citizen member from each congressional district required
  • AB-226 U.W. System resident undergraduate tuition and nonallocable segregated fees: increase permitted for certain fiscal years; LFB, consumer price index, and exception provisions

For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the House site.

Campaign donors


In 2010, Murtha received $37,095 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]


The top 5 donors to Murtha's 2008 campaign were all individuals:[6]

Donor Amount
Sharp, Richard $1,000
Smith, Arthur O $1,000
Hutchins, Grant W $900
Walz, Joe $800
Walker, Sherry L $720

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