John MacMurray is a retired junior high teacher from the Fullerton School District. He ran as the Democratic candidate for California's 72nd Assembly District in 2006, 2008, and the Special Election/Runoff election of 2009/2010. In 2016, he was a California delegate to the U.S. Electoral College. He is active in voter registration and candidate support in his community; and in union affairs as a member of CTA/Retired. He and his wife Ida have lived in La Habra since they were married in 1976.