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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

2014

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for all 99 seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Incumbent John Murtha was unopposed in the Republican primary. Murtha is unopposed in the general election. Jim Swanson (D) was removed from the ballot.[2][3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

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.[1]

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Wisconsin State Legislature was in session from January 14 through June 4.

Legislators are scored on their stances on voting, money in politics and democracy reform legislation.
Legislators are scored on "how well [their votes] represented the priorities of the MMAC."
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against NPCW's position.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against the Wisconsin AFL-CIO's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on conservation issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation WMC deemed as "most important issues for the business community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation that "impact Wisconsin's law enforcement community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental bills.

2012

In 2012, the Wisconsin State Legislature was in session from January 10 through March 16.

Legislators are scored on "how well [their votes] represented the priorities of the MMAC."
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against the Wisconsin AFL-CIO's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on conservation issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation WMC deemed as "most important issues for the business community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation that "impact Wisconsin's law enforcement community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental bills.

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