Sometimes one can learn from campaign disclosure forms.
The Political Action Committee created by former State Rep. Mark Beaubien is still active and filed its report Saturday night.
The committee started out with $17,600 on January 1st and ended up with $10,400.
There were four political entities that received contributions totaling $2090:
- $500 – Tina Hill (McHenry County Board member endorsed by Personal PAC in 2010)
- $500 – Donna Kurtz (McHenry County Board member endorsed by Personal PAC in 2010 and 2012)
- $500 – Grant Township Republican Club
- $340 – Grant Township Republican Club
Another $5,100 was spent, most going to Dick Stone, a former WIND reporter, who specializes in media management as well as candidate training.
He was paid
- $1,750 on 3-22-12
- $3,000 on 3-30-12
$,000 was also paid to Stone on October 3, 2011. On November 16, 2011, Donna Kurtz reimbursed the Beaubien PAC $1,700 for media training.
An additional $350 was paid to Capitol Fax in January.
Nothing was donated to State Rep. Kent Gaffney’s election campaign.
As far back as 1999, Dick Stone has provided advice to Beaubien campaigns.
Others for whom he has offered advice include Suzi Bassi, Nancy Flouret, Perry Moy, Cesilie Price, Bonnie Wheaton, and Corinne Wood.
Ironically, the bill that may stop Dee Beaubien’s planned candidacy for State Rep. against Republican Dave McSweeney was signed by Governor Pat Quinn on March 30th, the same day as the third appointment with Dick Stone.