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Joe Walsh

Joe WalshAKA William Joseph Walsh

Born: 27-Dec-1961
Birthplace: North Barrington, IL

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Illinois, 2011-13

Venture capitalist elected to US Congress in 2010, succeeding Melissa Bean. Conservative "Tea Party" Republican; anti-abortion rights, pro-gun rights, pro-offshore drilling, pro-PATRIOT Act. Campaigned urging reduced taxes, secured borders, repeal of 2010 health care reform, and elimination of the Department of Education and Environmental Protection Agency.

Named a "True Blue" member of Congress in 2011 by the Family Research Council for his "unwavering support of the family", despite refusing to pay $117,000 in back child support. Lost bid for re-election in 2013, and succeeded in Congress by Tammy Duckworth.

Wife: Helene (five children)

    High School: Barrington High School, Barrington, IL
    University: BA English Literature, University of Iowa (1985)
    University: MPP, University of Chicago (1991)

    US Congressman, Illinois 8th (2011-13)
    Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund Executive Director
    Ravenswood Advisors Financial Advisor
    Heartland Institute Issues Analyst
    Jobs For Youth Counselor
    Americans for Limited Government
    Failure to Pay Child Support (sued, 2011)

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