Joe Walsh (American politician)

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Joe Walsh
Rep Joe Walsh.jpg
Official congress portrait, 2011
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 8th district
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2013
Preceded byMelissa Bean
Succeeded byTammy Duckworth
Personal details
Born
William Joseph Walsh

(1961-12-27) December 27, 1961 (age 57)
North Barrington, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Laura Walsh (1987–2002)
Helene Miller
Children5
Alma materGrinnell College
University of Iowa
University of Chicago
OccupationRadio personality,
Political commentator
Websitewalshfreedom.com

William Joseph Walsh, known as Joe Walsh (born December 27, 1961), is an American conservative talk radio host and former politician.

He served one term in the United States House of Representatives for Illinois' 8th congressional district. He served from January 2011 through January 2013, after defeating three-term incumbent Democratic Representative Melissa Bean by a margin of 291 votes in a surprising upset. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Walsh was defeated by Duckworth in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1] He now hosts a conservative radio show on WIND-AM 560.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Garcia, M.; Eldeib, D. (November 7, 2012). "Duckworth defeats Walsh in congressional contest". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 7, 2012.
  2. Fuller, Jaime (September 2, 2014) - "Where Are They Now? — The Congressional Edition". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 30, 2014.

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