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{{tnr}}'''John Murtha''' (b. August 9, 1951 ) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing the 29th District since 2007 and currently serving as [[State Assembly Majority Caucus Vice Chair]].
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{{tnr}}'''John Murtha''' (b. August 9, 1951) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. He currently serves 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.
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==Biography==
 
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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.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=68657 Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Murtha]</ref>
He is a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and National Rifle Association.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=68657 Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Murtha]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Murtha served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State =Wisconsin
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|year =2013
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|Chamber =State Assembly
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|Committee1 =Agriculture
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|Committee2 = Housing and Real Estate
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|Chair2 = Chair
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|Committee3 = International Trade and Commerce
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|Committee4 = Public Safety and Homeland Security
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|Committee5 = Rules
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|Committee6 = Rural Affairs
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Murtha has been appointed to these committees:
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During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Murtha served on these committees:
* [[Agriculture Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Agriculture Committee]]
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* [[Forestry Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Forestry Committee]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Housing Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Housing Committee]], Chair
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|State =Wisconsin
* [[Rules Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Rules Committee]]
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|year = 2011
* [[Rural Economic Development Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Rural Economic Development Committee]]
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|Chamber =State Assembly
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|Committee1 =Agriculture
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|Committee2 = Forestry
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|Committee3 = Housing
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|Chair3=Chair
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|Committee4 = Rules
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|Committee5 = Rural Economic Development
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|Collapse=Yes
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Murtha served on these committees:
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During the 2009-2010 legislative session, Murtha served on these committees:
* [[Housing Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Housing Committee]]
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* [[Agriculture Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Agriculture Committee]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Rural Economic Development Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Rural Economic Development Committee]]
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|State =Wisconsin
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|year = 2009
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|Chamber =State Assembly
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|Committee1 =Housing
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|Committee2 = Agriculture
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|Committee3 = Rural Economic Development
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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|Collapse=Yes
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}}
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==Issues==
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===Sponsored legislation=== 
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Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:
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*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
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*AB-148 U.W. Board of Regents: appointment of one citizen member from each congressional district required
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*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
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For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the [http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&d=indxauth&jd=A29 House site].
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2012===   
 
===2012===   
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
Murtha is running in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly]] District 29. Murtha ran unopposed in the [[Republican]] primary on August 14, 2012, and will face [[Jim Swanson]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/candidates_on_ballot_08_14_12_partisan_primary_pdf_18477.PDF ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'', "Candidates on Ballot by Election - 2012 Partisan Primary 8/14/2012," retrieved June 12, 2012]</ref>  
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Murtha won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|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.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/candidates_on_ballot_08_14_12_partisan_primary_pdf_18477.PDF ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'', "Candidates on Ballot by Election - 2012 Partisan Primary 8/14/2012," retrieved June 12, 2012]</ref>
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{{Election box 2012
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|Chamber = Wisconsin State Assembly, District 29, General Election
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|party1 = Republican
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|party2 = Democratic
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|party3 =-
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|winner1 =John Murtha
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|Inc1 =Y
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|candidate2 = Jim Swanson
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|candidate3 =''Scattering''
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|votes1 = 15237
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|votes2 = 12004
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|votes3 =46
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}}
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===2010===
 
===2010===
  
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''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 [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]. He was unopposed in the [[Primary election dates in 2010|September 14, 2010]] primary election.  <ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/result/primary_percentage_results_78075.pdf Official GAB primary results]</ref>
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Murtha was re-elected to [[Wisconsin State Assembly]] District 29. Murtha defeated [[Democrat]] [[Liz Jones ]] in the general election on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]. He was unopposed in the [[Primary election dates in 2010|September 14, 2010]], primary election.  <ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/result/primary_percentage_results_78075.pdf Official GAB primary results]</ref>
  
 
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==Sponsored legislation==  
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==Campaign donors==
Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:
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{{Comprehensive donor history
*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
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|Name = Murtha
*AB-148 U.W. Board of Regents: appointment of one citizen member from each congressional district required
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|Full name = John Murtha
*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
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|year = 2006
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|Editdate = June 6, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=8853 ''followthemoney.org'', "Murtha, John," accessed June 6, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 38765
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 29]]
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|totalraised2010 = 37095
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 29]]
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|totalraised2008 = 101567
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2008|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 29]]
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|totalraised2006 = 86536
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2006|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 29]]
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}}
  
For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the [http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&d=indxauth&jd=A29 House site].
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Murtha
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|full Name = John Murtha
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=143408
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 38,765
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|org1 = Dunn County Republican Party
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|org2 = Northwestern Mutual Life
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|org3 = Wisconsin Credit Union League
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|org4 = Jacomet, Richard
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|org5 = Tavern Industry Association
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|orgamount1 = 1000
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|orgamount2 = 500
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|orgamount3 = 500
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
  
==Campaign donors==
 
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
In 2010, Murtha received $37,095 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=WI&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2010
 
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|name = Murtha  
{{slp donor box 2010
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|full Name = John Murtha
|Chamber = Wisconsin State Assembly
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131613
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|new = no
 
|party = Republican
 
|party = Republican
|total raised = $37,095
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|total raised = 37,095
 
|org1 = Monson, Betty
 
|org1 = Monson, Betty
 
|org2 = Mccormack, Scott
 
|org2 = Mccormack, Scott
|org3 = Friends Of Mike Huebsch
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|org3 = Wisconsin Realtors Association
|org4 = Tavern League Of Wisconsin
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|org4 = Friends of Mike Huebsch
 
|org5 = Walton, Alice
 
|org5 = Walton, Alice
|orgdonor1 = $600
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|orgamount1 = 600
|orgdonor2 = $600
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|orgamount2 = 600
|orgdonor3 = $500
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|orgamount3 = 500
|orgdonor4 = $500
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|orgamount4 = 500
|orgdonor5 = $500
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|orgamount5 = 500
 
|}}
 
|}}
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===2008===
 
===2008===
The top 5 donors to Murtha's 2008 campaign were all individuals:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110233 Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2008
{{legislative donor box}}
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|name = Murtha
|-
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|full Name = John Murtha
| Sharp, Richard
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110233
| align="right" | $1,000
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
|-
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|new = no
| Smith, Arthur O
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|party = Republican
| align="right" | $1,000
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|total raised = 101,567
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|org1 = Smith, Arthur O
| Hutchins, Grant W
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|org2 = Hutchins, Grant W
| align="right" | $900
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|org3 = Walz, Joe
|-
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|org4 = Walker, Sherry L
| Walz, Joe
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|org5 = Vrieze, John
| align="right" | $800
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|orgamount1 = 1000
|-
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|orgamount2 = 900
| Walker, Sherry L
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|orgamount3 = 800
| align="right" | $720
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|orgamount4 = 720
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|orgamount5 = 700
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|}}
  
|}
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===2006===
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{{SLP donor box 2006
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|name = Murtha
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|full Name = John Murtha
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=89679
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 86,536
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|org1 = Fabick, Jere C
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|org2 = Doornink, June
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|org3 = Derrick, Kathy
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|org4 = Wanek, Ronald G
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|org5 = Levy, Jeffrey C
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|orgamount1 = 500
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|orgamount2 = 500
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|orgamount3 = 500
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
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==Personal==
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Murtha is a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and National Rifle Association.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=68657 Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Murtha]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "'''John + Murtha + Wisconsin + Assembly'''"  
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "'''John + Murtha + Wisconsin + Assembly'''"  
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
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*[http://www.legis.state.wi.us/assembly/asm29/news/ Representative Murtha's website]
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*[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/assembly/murtha/Pages/default.aspx Representative Murtha's website]
*[http://www.legis.state.wi.us/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Assembly&district=29 Wisconsin Assembly - Representative John Murtha]  
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*[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/Pages/leg-info.aspx?d=29 Wisconsin Assembly - Representative John Murtha]  
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=68657 Project Vote Smart biographical profile]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=68657 Project Vote Smart biographical profile]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=68657 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=68657 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110233 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=89679 2006]  
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*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=143408 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131613 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110233 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=89679 2006]  
 
*[http://www.wisdc.org/pro08-104510.php Wisconsin Democracy Campaign profile]
 
*[http://www.wisdc.org/pro08-104510.php Wisconsin Democracy Campaign profile]
*[http://www.freedomspeaks.com/official/75687/wisconsin-%28wi%29-state-assembly-member-john-murtha-%5Bwi-house-of-representatives%5D Representative Murtha's Freedom Speaks profile]
 
  
 
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John Murtha
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 29
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday08/08/1951
Place of birthBaldwin, WI
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John Murtha (b. August 9, 1951) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. He currently serves as State Assembly Majority Caucus Vice Chair.

Biography

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.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Housing and Real Estate, Chair
International Trade and Commerce
Public Safety and Homeland Security
Rules
Rural Affairs

2011-2012

During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Murtha served on these committees:

2009-2010

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

Issues

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.

Elections

2012

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]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 29, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Murtha Incumbent 55.8% 15,237
     Democratic Jim Swanson 44% 12,004
     - Scattering 0.2% 46
Total Votes 27,287

2010

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%

2008

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

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Murtha is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Murtha raised a total of $263,963 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 6, 2013.[5]

John Murtha's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 29 Won $38,765
2010 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 29 Won $37,095
2008 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 29 Won $101,567
2006 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 29 Won $86,536
Grand Total Raised $263,963

2012

Murtha won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Murtha raised a total of $38,765.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Murtha's campaign in 2012
Dunn County Republican Party$1,000
Northwestern Mutual Life$500
Wisconsin Credit Union League$500
Jacomet, Richard$500
Tavern Industry Association$500
Total Raised in 2012$38,765
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Murtha won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Murtha raised a total of $37,095.

2008

Murtha won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2008. During that election cycle, Murtha raised a total of $101,567.

2006

Murtha won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2006. During that election cycle, Murtha raised a total of $86,536.

Personal

Murtha is a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and National Rifle Association.[6]

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