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  Walsh, Joe
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2011-01-01  
 
NameJoe Walsh
Address2210 North Woodlawn Park Ave
McHenry, Illinois 60051, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born December 27, 1961
Died Still Living (52 years)
ContributorRP
Last ModifiedJuan Croniqueur
May 19, 2013 12:17am
Tags Irish - Reactionary - Very Conservative - Anti Environment - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro School Vouchers - Pro- gun - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Life - Pro-Smaller Government - Pro-Social Security Privatization - Married - Catholic - Straight -
InfoJoe Walsh has dedicated his professional life to service. He has advocated on behalf of a wide range of public policy issues and causes, most notably advancing market-based solutions to education reform and urban poverty.

Joe began his career working in inner-city Chicago teaching high school dropouts basic academic and job skills; he advanced the issue of school choice while with a free market think tank; he ran a Chicago-based privately funded school voucher program which gave high school scholarships to low-income students; he helped launch an effort to get fiscally conservative state legislators elected in targeted states; he raised funds for the nation’s leading school choice organization; and he continues to build support for an international charity which uses education and micro-enterprise to deliver Nicaraguan children from poverty.

For the past couple of years, Joe has worked with local groups focused on raising early stage investment capital for new and small businesses and entrepreneurs. He is also consulting with the United Republican Fund, an Illinois-based state PAC helping to elect Republican state legislators.

Joe has a BA in English from the University of Iowa and a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. He has taught American government and American history at the community college level for a number of years.

Joe has run spirited campaigns for elected office twice, first as a Republican candidate for the United States Congress in 1996 and then as a Republican candidate for the Illinois State House in 1998.

As a life long advocate for limited government and a vibrant private sector, Joe is troubled by the recent rapid growth of government spending and involvement in our lives. This concern has convinced him to move back to his hometown of Barrington, IL, and run for the U.S. Congress. He intends to be a loud, forceful voice against this expanding government which will stifle economic growth and bankrupt our children and grandchildren.

Joe was born and raised in the heart of the Eighth District, growing up in a family of nine children. He and his wife Helene have five children.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
09/18/2012-09/20/2012 Public Policy Polling (D) 35.00% ( 0.0) 46.00% ( 0.0) 19.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
10/25/2012-10/26/2012 Public Policy Polling (D) 36.00% ( 3.0) 53.00% ( 9.0) 11.00% ( 6.0)
10/04/2012-10/04/2012 DCCC 39.00% ( 3.0) 46.00% ( 9.0) 15.00% ( 0.0)
08/13/2012-08/14/2012 Public Policy Polling (D) 39.00% ( 3.0) 44.00% ( 9.0) 17.00% ( 0.0)

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Feb 11, 2013 12:00pm Statement Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh: I Can’t Afford Child Support Payments  Article Jason 
Oct 24, 2012 09:50pm Amusing Joe Walsh In 1996: I'm The Most 'Gay-Friendly Republican Around'   Article COSDem 
Oct 19, 2012 11:00am Statement Rep. Joe Walsh: Abortion never necessary to save women's lives  Article Jason 
Sep 08, 2012 09:00am News Joe Walsh Slams Sandra Fluke On Contraception Issue: 'Go Get A Job'  Article John 
Jul 19, 2012 02:00pm News Walsh to skip GOP convention  Article ArmyDem 
Dec 20, 2011 05:50pm Proposed Legislation [IL] Bill seeks to ban 'deadbeat' parents from ballots  Article RP 
Dec 01, 2011 04:00pm General Anger Among Party As Joe Walsh District Shops  Article COSDem 
Nov 28, 2011 02:00am Speculative Joe Walsh May Switch Districts to Avoid Primary  Article COSDem 
Nov 08, 2011 11:00pm Blog Entry Deadbeat Dad Joe Walsh Loses It, Screams At Constituents, Defends Banks  Article RP 
Nov 04, 2011 10:00am Amusing Rep. Walsh lauded by group for being pro-family, though accused of owing child support   Article RP 
Oct 12, 2011 03:00pm General Joe Walsh Says He Had 'Verbal' Deal Not To Pay Child Support  Article COSDem 
Sep 14, 2011 04:00pm General Judge scolds Rep. Joe Walsh, orders him to prove he doesn’t owe back child-support  Article COSDem 
Sep 01, 2011 03:15pm General Rep. Walsh plans to skip Obama jobs speech  Article RP 
Aug 17, 2011 12:00pm Profile Joe Walsh's unlikely road to D.C.  Article RP 
Jul 28, 2011 11:00am News Tea Party rep. Joe Walsh sued for $117K in child support   Article -- 
Jul 13, 2011 10:00pm News Ill. GOP rep. [Walsh] says Obama ‘lying’ about debt ceiling   Article The Sunset Provision 
May 27, 2011 09:40am Statement GOP Rep claims Obama elected because of ‘white guilt’  Article RP 

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