Dave McSweeney’s Complaint against Dee Beaubien’s State Rep. Petitions

The last time that attorney Mike Kasper was involved in McHenry County affairs was when the Mike Madigan reapportionment committee held its first meeting, which was at Marengo High School. Here Democrat State Rep. Jack Franks is advised by Mike Kasper.

For those of you who would like to read the original document, GOP State Rep. candidate Dave McSweeney’s State Board of Elections complaint is below.

Dee Beaubien is not sending McHenry County Blog her press releases, so you’ll have to search elsewhere for her point of view.

It has been reported, however, that Mike Madigan attorney Mike Kasper is Beaubien’s attorney for the petition challenge.

Beaubien has been reported to have filed 3,500 signatures, while 1,500 were required.

McSweeney’s challenge is below:

McSweeney v. Beaubien ARDC Attorney #s 1874098 and 6257898

State of Illinois )
) SS.
County of Cook )

Before the Duly Constituted Electoral Board for the Hearing and Passing Upon of Objections to Nomination Papers of Independent Candidates for Election to the Office of Representative in the General Assembly for the 52nd Representative District of the State of Illinois Objections of David McSweeney to the Nomination Papers of Dee Beaubien for the Republican Party election for the Office of Representative in the General Assembly for the 52nd Representative District of the State of Illinois, to be voted for at the General Election to be Held on November 6, 2012

Verified Objector’s Petition

David McSweeney, residing and registered to vote at 8 Hubbell Court, in the Village of Barrington Hills, County of Cook, State of Illinois (hereinafter referred to as “Objector”) states that the Objector’s address is as stated, that the Objector is a legal voter of the 52nd Representative District of the State of Illinois, and that the Objector’s interest in filing the following objections is that of a citizen desirous of seeing that the election laws governing the filing of nomination papers for the election of the Republican Party for the office of Representative in the General Assembly for the 52nd Representative District of the State of Illinois, are properly complied with.

Therefore, the Objector makes the following objections to the nomination papers of Dee Beaubien as an Independent candidate for election to the office of Representative in the General Assembly for the 52nd Representative District of the State of Illinois, to be voted for at the General Election to be held on November 6, 2012 (hereinafter referred to as the “Nomination Papers”).

The Objector states that said Nomination Papers are insufficient in fact and law for the following reasons:

1. Pursuant to Illinois law, nomination papers for Independent candidates for the office of Representative in the General Assembly for the 52nd Representative District of the State of Illinois, to be voted for at the General Election to be held on November 6, 2012, must contain the true signatures of not fewer than 1500 qualified and duly registered legal voters residing in the 52nd Representative District of the State of Illinois.

In addition, said Nomination Papers must truthfully allege that the candidate is qualified for the office she seeks, be gathered and presented in the manner provided for in the Illinois Election Code, and otherwise must be executed in the form provided by law. The Nomination Papers herein purport to contain in excess of 1500 true signatures of such voters, and further purport to truthfully allege that the candidate is qualified for the office she seeks and purport to have been gathered, presented and executed in the manner required by the Illinois Election Code.

2. The candidate herein, Dee Beaubien, is not qualified under Illinois law to be an Independent candidate for the office she seeks because, during the current election cycle, she declared herself to be a member of and affiliated with the Republican Party and participated in the Republican nominating process by signing Republican Party nominating petitions. Appendix A. attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

3. The Nomination Papers herein contain a Statement of Candidacy which contains a false statement, to wit.:

“that I am a candidate for election to the office of Representative in the General Assembly in the 52nd Representative District of the State of Illinois . . . and that I am legally qualified . . . to hold such office . . .”

when, in fact, Dee Beaubien is not qualified to hold such office because she is not qualified to be elected to such office as an Independent candidate during the current election cycle said false statement being in violation of the Illinois Election Code.

4. Because of the candidate is not qualified to seek election to the office of Representative in the General Assembly as an Independent candidate, the Nomination Papers are invalid in their entirety.

5. Because the Nomination Papers contain a Statement of Candidacy which contains at least one material false statement, which false statement is, itself, contrary to and violative of Illinois law, the Nomination Papers are invalid in their entirety.

Wherefore, the Objector requests a hearing on the Objections set forth herein, an examination by the aforesaid Electoral Board (or its duly appointed agent or agents) of the official precinct registers and binders relating to voters in the 52nd Representative District of the State of Illinois, (to the extent that such examination is pertinent to any of the matters alleged herein), a ruling that the Nomination Papers are insufficient in law and fact, and a ruling that the name of Dee Beaubien shall not appear on the ballot for the election to the office of Representative in the General Assembly for the 52nd Representative District of the State of Illinois, to be voted for at the General Election to be held on November 6, 2012.

David McSweeney, Objector

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The following petitions for Republican candidates Brian Winter and Nick Sauer containing Beaubien’s signature are offered as evidence Beaubien is a Republican.

This petition for Lake County GOP State’s Attorney candidate Brian Winter is half of Appendix A.

This petition for Republican Lake County Board candidate Nick Sauer is the second half of Appendix A.

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McSweeney’s attorneys are are John Fogarty and Rich Means.

Note that McSweeney brings the complaint himself, while most candidates find a straw man to create the illusion that the candidate is not involved with the petition challenge.


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Dave McSweeney’s Complaint against Dee Beaubien’s State Rep. Petitions — 5 Comments

  1. So, about that picture… How do you know that Franks was being advised by Kasper.

    What if they were just talking about who’s going to win the Bears Game next week?
    What if they were talking about how hot it was outside?
    What if Kasper was advising Jack to trim that goatee?

    But more to the point:
    What if Cal Skinner Jr. is just a conniving troll who has nothing better to do with his life than hate on everyone else to make himself feel better about his meager existence as a failed politician who could never live up to his daddy’s name?

    But more to the point: How come you never respond to any of your critics comments on your blog and just sit back as some sort of Boss Hog watching ‘monitoring’ the content with captcha codes and when someone posts something you don’t like you block it? Or do you respond, but do so under fake names as to seem like the traffic on this sham of a blog is actually legitimate.

    I would love to debate you on your political leanings because, when you have the internet as your shield, I’m sure it’s easy to just sit back and yell at a screen, which obviously cannot respond – or chuckle while you fap to JDF pics into the night with your daughter two rooms down.

    Love ya Cal! Keep it up!

  2. Would you be happier if I said Mike Kasper was chatting with Jack Franks at the House Reapportionment Committee meeting in Marengo?

  3. Maybe they are talking about Franks being the guest of honor at Lauzens ‘porky picnic’?

  4. Yes. But you didn’t change the caption.

    What if you ran a story that was positive for once about Franks? I mean, can you at least see the fact that he has never voted for a tax increase since he has been elected? Are you against that? What about that he has never voted for a budget? How about that? What if you were less critical and more optimistic, less pessimistic and more realistic?

    You say that a vote for a Democrat is a vote for Madigan. But Mike Tryon has voted for Madigan consistently. So I guess I’m left confused Cal. What is it that your end game is? What are you trying to do? Just pick certain people and complain? Or are you trying to work for some sort of greater good? What is your goal by this blog? And why do you have a skier at the top of it? There are no places to go ski jumping in McHenry county. It really makes no sense.

  5. Are you suggesting that Kasper was not being paid to be at the meeting?

    And the goal of the blog is stated to the left:

    “This is a journal of news and opinion designed to bring to light matters of public interest and to encourage public participation in the governmental process.”

    Anytime Jack Franks wants to send me his press releases, I’ll be happy to publish them.

    His choice.

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