In a story on the incoming freshman Congressmen, the Washington Post also that several new members have children under 18. (It’s not uncommon for Congressmen to have adult children, of course.) Hopefully this will make Congress more attentive to the needs of families. The Post noted that Rep.-Elect Bobby Schilling, who CatholicVote endorsed, has several school-age children:
About nine in 10 of the new members have children, many of them school age. Republican Bobby Schilling, who defeated Rep. Phil Hare (D) in an Illinois prairie district, has 10 children. The political novice is giving up his day job at Saint Giuseppe’s Heavenly Pizza to come to Washington.
Like Schilling, several incoming House members are small-business owners who said they got involved in politics because of what they saw as red-tape intrusions by the government.
I guess it helps having lots of campaign workers in the family!