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John Murtha (Wisconsin)

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John Murtha
Wisconsin State Assembly District 29
Assumed office
Current term ends
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Website House website
John Murtha is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 29th District since 2006.

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]

Issue positions

Murtha did not provide answers to the 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

Committee assignments

Election history


On November 4, 2008, Murtha won reelection to Assembly District 29, receiving 53.38% of the vote.[3]

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.

Major donors

The top 5 donors to Murtha's 2008 campaign were all individuals:[4]

  • 1. Sharp, Richard $1,000
  • 2. Smith, Arthur O $1,000
  • 3. Hutchins, Grant W $900
  • 4. Walz, Joe $800
  • 5. Walker, Sherry L $720

External links


Political offices
Preceded by
Wisconsin State Assembly District 29
Succeeded by