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Joseph Lyons' Biography
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Joseph 'Joe' M. Lyons
Wife: Kieran; 2 Children: Ellie, Joey
MS, Public Administration, DePaul University, 1983
BS, Political Science/History, DePaul University, 1975
Campaign Coordinator, 45th Ward Registration Democratic Organization, 1983-2012
Assistant Majority Leader, Illinois State House, 2011-2012
Representative, Illinois State House, 1996-2010
Co-Chair, Space Needs Commission, 1998-present
Chair, Majority Caucus, Illinois State House
Adjunct Faculty Member, City College of Chicago, 1994-present
Adult Training and Education Manager, Cook County Human Resources, 1983-present
Public Affairs Officer, Regional Transportation Authority, 1980-1982
Supervisor of Water Operations, Chicago Water Department, 1978-1980
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Certified Retirement Counselor, International Foundation for Retirement Programs, 1999-present
Member, Benefit Committee, Saint Peter's Church
Former President, Holy Name Society
Member, Knights of Columbus
Member, Lions Club
Member, Loyal Order of Moose
Member, Our Lady of Victory Church
Member, Parish Stewardship Committee
Executive Board, Saint Peter's Church
Member, Young Democrats of Cook County, 1976-1980
Member, Young Democrats, DePaul University, 1970-1974
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