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Joseph M. Lyons

Personal data
Date of birthJune 24, 1951(age 65)
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseKieran
ProfessionPublic Administration
ReligionRoman Catholic
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois's 19th district
Assumed office1996 -
Succeeded byIncumbent

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Joseph M. Lyons is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 19th District since being elected in November 1996.

In 2007, when state lawmakers working on a budget during a special session met at 10 a.m. rather than 2p.m., and Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's attorney threatened that the Governor was considering legal action against the involved representatives, Lyons told reporters, "We have a madman. The man is insane." In September 2011, Lyons announced he would not seek another term and endorsed Democrat Robert F. Martwick, Jr as his successor.




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