Mark Beaubien State Rep. Replacement Kent Gaffney Identified as “Social Moderate” in Daily Herald

Guess I didn’t read Eric Peterson’s Daily Herald article about Kent Gaffney’s replacing State Rep. Mark Beaubien carefully enough. In my article on the House Appropriations Committee Budget Director’s advancement from staff member to state legislator, I missed the apparent … Continue reading

Unknown Tom Cross Staffer Kent Gaffney Picked to Replace State Rep. Mark Beaubien

In a stunning decision, the committee of Republican Party leaders charged by law with selecting a replacement for State Rep. Mark Beaubien have selected the head of House Republican Leader Tom Cross’ Appropriations Committee staff. The choice is Lake County resident … Continue reading

Beaubien’s Replacement

State Rep. Mike Tryon, chairman of the McHenry County Republican Central Committee, and Lake County Chairman Bob Cook are met at the Lake County Republican Federation offices in Libertyville Thursday night concerning a replacement for State Rep. Mark Applicant names … Continue reading

Could What the Democrats Did for Ill Benefit McHenry County Disproportionately? Or, Why I Think Donna Kurtz Will Win the Primary

I’ve written previously that McHenry County will gain congressional clout because those of us who live in Algonquin Township will be represented by U.S. Representative Peter Roskam, assuming no court challenge is successful. Recently I’ve been thinking how McHenry County … Continue reading

Picking Mark Beaubien’s Immediate Replacement – Updated

While political thoughts of who from McHenry County might replace State Rep. Mark Beaubien (R-Barrington Hills) after the 2012 election first occupied my mind, someone has to fill the seat until the next legislator is elected.  That is from soon … Continue reading