Republican assembly representative from Crivitz has not co-sponsored any legislation on marijuana reform since elected in 2004.
During the 2018 referendums in the counties he represents had 79% and 77% support for medical marijuana. Rep. Mursau conducted his own 2019 GOP Spring Survey of his constituents in which 64% voted to support medical marijuana. So instead of co-sponsor the Republican Caucus approved medical marijuana bill, Rep. Mursau teams up with Rep. Rob Swearingen to go visit an unregulated adult use social club in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with police to make a video against medical marijuana. In later interviews Mursau blames the whole day on Swearingen (who is the Chair of the Committee that is holding medical marijuana from even a public hearing).
March 2020 Republicans circulated a decriminalization bill for co-sponsorship which he did not co-sponsor.
Rep. Mursau has failed now for 16 years to support any marijuana reform.
Holds office State Assembly District 36
- Oconto Falls, Wisconsin, June 12, 1954; married; 4 sons, 11 grandchildren.
- Graduate Coleman High School, 1972; attended University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
- Small business owner; electrical contractor.
- Member: Crivitz Ski Cats waterski team (advisor, former president); Crivitz Lions Club; Crivitz, Wisconsin-Crivitz, Germany Sister City Organization (former director); Wings Over Wisconsin; St. Mary’s Catholic Church; Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus; Friends of Governor Thompson State Park; Master Loggers Certifying Board.
- Recipient: Crivitz Business Association Citizen of the Year 1994.
- Crivitz Village President, 1991–2004.
- Elected to Assembly since 2004.
After 79% support in Forest and 77% support in Langlade Counties during the 2018 marijuana referendums the GOP conducted a 2019 Spring Survey about marijuana. Over 64% of his voter base support for marijuana reform in the great Northern Wisconsin Republican land, yet Rep. Mursau seems to be using “law enforcement opposition” as his stall tactic. Even with the slanted wording of the question, his district survey primarily of Republicans yielded high support for marijuana reform.
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