Joseph M. Lyons

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This article is about the Illinois state representative. For the Australian Prime Minister, see Joseph Lyons.
Joseph M. Lyons
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 19th district
In office
1996 - 2013
Succeeded by Robert F. Martwick, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1951-06-24) June 24, 1951 (age 65)
Chicago, Illinois
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Kieran
Profession Public Administration
Religion Roman Catholic

Joseph M. Lyons is a former 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."[1] In September 2011, Lyons announced he would not seek another term and endorsed Democrat Robert F. Martwick, Jr as his successor.


  1. ^ Wills, Christopher (2007-07-10). "Illinois Democrats turn on each other". Associated Press. Retrieved 2008-11-07. 

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