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[IL] Bill seeks to ban 'deadbeat' parents from ballots
|Last Edited||RP Dec 22, 2011 01:42pm|
|Media||Newspaper - Northwest Herald|
|News Date||Tuesday, December 20, 2011 11:50:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||A bill clearly inspired by U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh's child support issues would forbid people owing more than $10,000 in back child support from running for office in Illinois. |
House Bill 3932, filed Tuesday by state Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, would require statements of candidacy to include a statement that the person running for office is not delinquent by $10,000 or more.
Walsh, a tea party Republican freshman representing the 8th Congressional District, is facing allegations in court by his ex-wife that he owes her more than $100,000 in back child support. Walsh has not been found delinquent or in contempt of court in the ongoing dispute.