Lance Tyson

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Lance Tyson
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Candidate for
Illinois House of Representatives District 10
Party10th District Unity Party
High schoolRoosevelt High School, 1989
Bachelor'sLake Forest, 1993
J.D.University of Iowa, 1996
ProfessionBond lawyer
Campaign website
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Lance Tyson was a 2012 candidate for District 10 of the Illinois House of Representatives. He ran on the 10th District Unity Party ticket.[1]


Campaign themes


Tyson's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Ex-Offender Tax Credit
Excerpt: "...offer state tax credit to businesses to induce the hiring of ex-offenders"
  • Infrastructure Bank
Excerpt: "...broaden the authority of the Illinois Finance Authority to further nexus capital markets to public and private projects so to increase job creation"
  • Education Funding
Excerpt: "...shift the major funding of education from property taxes to income taxes"
  • Cut State Spending
Excerpt: "...comprehensive package of budget cuts which stream line services (that do not negatively impact the district) with revenue enhancements"
  • Charity Care
Excerpt: "...make sure hospitals are required to serve the uninsured oppose to unloading them onto the Cook County tax payer..."



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Tyson ran in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 10. Tyson was defeated by Derrick Smith (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDerrick Smith 62.9% 25,417
     10th District Unity Lance Tyson 37.1% 15,007
Total Votes 40,424


Tyson's campaign website listed the following endorsements:[5]

  • Governor of Illinois, Pat Quinn
  • Secretary of State, Jesse White
  • Alderman of the 28th Ward, Jason Ervin
  • Alderman of the 1st Ward, Joe Moreno
  • Alderman of the 37th Ward, Emma Mitts

Tyson's Facebook page notes another endorsement:

"Lance Tyson was chosen by the Democratic Party Committeemen from the 10th Representative District to represent the newly formed 10th District Unity Party."[6]


Tyson has a wife, Lorraine, and a son. They live in Chicago.[7]

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