Background

Experience

Representative, U.S. House of Representatives (2010 - 2012); talk radio show host; social worker

Family
Married; Children: 5
Education
BA English, University of Iowa,
Master of Public Policy, University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy Studies,
Home Address
Mundelein, IL

CAMPAIGN AND FUNDRAISING SUMMARY

Joe Walsh is an outspoken and sometimes controverial talk radio host. He is also a former U.S. representative from Illinois. On his website he writes, "Donald Trump doesn’t represent us—he represents the worst of us. He hasn’t delivered on his promises, he thinks he’s above the law, and he’s tweeting us into a recession, as we speak."

Reporting Date: September 30, 2019

POSITION ON ISSUES

These issue positions are derived from the annual Citizens Count issue surveys or candidate websites, social media posts, media interviews, voting records, and other sources.

Crime and Public Safety

Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should the U.S. impose additional sanctions on Russia in retaliation for its aggressive action in Syria and the Ukraine?
Do you support Pres. Trump's decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should the federal government privatize some or all of Social Security?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by raising the retirement age?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by requiring means testing?
Do you believe the "Trump tax plan" bill passed in December 2017 helps middle income citizens?
Do you generally support higher tariffs on imports from countries such as China, where we have a large trade deficit?
Should the federal government raise the minimum wage?

Education

Should the federal government allow student loan payments to be reduced based on income?

Energy and Environment

Do you agree with President Trump on withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement?

Health Care

Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by eliminating the "essential health benefits" insurance plans must cover?
Should the federal government provide health care and/or insurance to every citizen?
Should the federal government ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

Politics and Political Process

Would you vote in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump based on what is known to date?

Social Issues

Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should Congress create a path to citizenship for illegal/undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children?
Should the U.S. build a physical wall between Mexico and the U.S.?
Should the federal government ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

VOTING RECORD

This candidate did not hold office as a legislator in the most recent session, and therefore does not have a voting record available.

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