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Joseph M. Lyons

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

Background

Lyons, Joseph M. was born on June 24, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Political Science & History, DePaul University, 1975. Master of Science in Public Administration, DePaul University, 1983.

Career

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.

Membership

Knights of Columbus.

Connections

Married Kieran Lyons. 2 children.