Murtha to run for AssemblyState Rep. John Murtha (R-Baldwin) announced this week that he will again run for the 29th Assembly District. Murtha’s campaign will focus on job creation and budget reform.
State Rep. John Murtha (R-Baldwin) announced this week that he will again run for the 29th Assembly District. Murtha’s campaign will focus on job creation and budget reform.
“I made a commitment to my constituents to work hard on the issues most important to them,” Murtha said. “Our most important issue right now is getting people back to work.”
As a small business owner and job creator, Murtha understands what it takes to get our state’s economy moving again.
“We need to make Wisconsin competitive again by controlling government spending, lowering taxes, streamlining the permit process and inserting common sense into the government process,” said Murtha. “Constituents I have spoken with understand that you don’t raise taxes and increase spending when people are struggling and out of work.”
Murtha said he opposed Gov. Doyle’s stimulus plan and state budget which raised taxes by more than $5 billion dollars and increased state spending by 10 percent during the worst recession in a generation.
“Our state cannot handle another round of a tax and spend, liberal agenda,” Murtha said. “I believe we have an opportunity for real reform in Madison while getting our state back to work. And it starts with listening to the people outside of Madison.”
Murtha serves on the Assembly Committees on Agriculture, Rural Economic Development, and Housing. He was also appointed to serve as rural Wisconsin’s lone voice on the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Board.
The 29th District consists of portions of Dunn, Pierce and St. Croix counties. The general election is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 2.