Joseph M. Lyons

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Joseph M. Lyons
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Illinois House of Representatives District 19
In office
November 1996-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 19
Assistant Majority Leader, Illinois State House
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$132/per session day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
AppointedNovember 1996
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sDePaul University, 1975
Master'sDePaul University, 1983
Date of birthJune 24, 1951
Place of birthChicago, IL
ProfessionAdjunct Faculty Member, City College of Chicago
Office website
Joseph M. Lyons (b. June 24, 1951) is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives. He has represented the 19th District since his appointment in November 1996 and currently serves as Assistant Majority Leader.

Lyons is an Adjunct Faculty Member at City College of Chicago, and an Adult Training and Education Manager with the Cook County Human Resources. He has previously been a Public Affairs Officer with the Regional Transportation Authority, and Supervisor of Water Operations with the Chicago Water Department.

He is a Certified Retirement Counselor with the International Foundation for Retirement Programs, and member of the Knights of Columbus, Lions Club, Loyal Order of Moose, Our Lady of Victory Church, Parish Stewardship Committee, Saint Peter's Church Benefit Committee and Executive Board.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lyons has been appointed to the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lyons served on the following committees:



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lyons is not seeking re-election in 2012.[2]


See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gabel won re-election to the 19th District seat against Republican David J. Anderson. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[3]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 19 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph M. Lyons (D) 16,852 69.24%
David J. Anderson (R) 7,485 30.76%


On November 4, 2008, Democrat Joseph Lyons won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 19. He ran unopposed receiving 27,144 votes.[4]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 19 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Lyons (D) 27,144


On November 7, 2006, Democrat Joseph Lyons won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 19 receiving 20,401 votes.[5]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 19 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Lyons (D) 20,401

Campaign donors


In 2010, Lyons collected $148,515 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:[6]


In 2008, Lyons collected $115,940 in donations.[7]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $6,000
Comcast $5,000
Illinois Credit Union League $4,000
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association $3,000
Community Bankers Association of Illinois $2,000
Illinois League of Financial Institutions $2,000
Illinois Bankers Association $2,000
AT&T $2,000
Medco Health Solutions $2,000
Penn National Gaming $2,000
HSBC North America $2,000
Harrahs $1,750
American State Insurance $1,500
McGuireWoods $1,500
Illinois State Medical Society $1,500
Illinois Auto Workers $1,250
Pfizer $1,250
Cash America International $1,000
Exxonmobil $1,000
Locomotive Engineers $1,000

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