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Steve Chapman Biography

Columnist and Editorial Writer at the Chicago Tribune
Pro to the question "Should People Who Have Completed Felony Sentences Be Allowed to Vote?"

“Depriving ex-convicts of the ballot is a mindless form of punishment that only discourages them from becoming upstanding members of the community. They’d be better off if we let them vote, and so would the rest of us.”

“Too Many Ex-Convicts Aren’t Able to Vote,” Star Tribune, Aug. 15, 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Columnist, Editorial Writer, and Editorial Board Member, Chicago Tribune, 1981-Present
  • Syndicated columnist, Creators Syndicate, appears in about 60 papers across the country, Present
  • Contributor to several national magazines, including Slate, The American Spectator, National Review, and The Weekly Standard
  • Associate Editor, New Republic magazine, 1977-1981
  • Staff, Harvard Crimson, 1975-1976
  • Graduate studies, University of Chicago
  • BA, Harvard University, 1976
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does the Social Contract Theory Present a Valid Reason for the Disenfranchisement of People with Felony Convictions?