State Elections Board Rules To Keep Dee Beaubien On November Ballot
Opponent David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, filed the objection against Beaubien.
Dee Beaubien, the Independent candidate for the 52nd House District race, will appear on the ballot for the upcoming election following a ruling Monday by the Illinois State Board of Elections.
The State Board of Elections voted unanimously in favor of keeping Beaubien on the ballot.
Opponent David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, filed the objection with the state board of elections, arguing Beaubien should not appear on the ballot as an independent because she signed petitions for Republican candidates during the March primary, according to the Northwest Herald.
Beaubien in a statement Monday referred to McSweeney's objection as a "political game" and said she hoped they would be able to move forward to discuss the issues as the November election neared.
Beaubien is running as an Independent because she "wants to work on both sides of the political aisle to bring both Republicans and Democrats together to solve the problems facing the state," according to her statement Monday.
McSweeney said in a statement Monday he was dissapointed with the Illinois State Board of Election's decision and planned to appeal it.
"I respect the ISBE, but still believe that Dee is not qualified to run as an independent this general election cycle because she signed two Primary petitions," McSweeney stated.
Beaubien is the widow of former State Rep. Mark Beaubien Jr., who died suddenly of a heart attack at a GOP event June 5, 2011. Dee Beaubien announced in April she would run for the 52nd House District.
McSweeney won the three-way race for the Republican ticket against incumbent Kent Gaffney and Danielle Rowe in the March primary.
The 52nd House District covers portions of Algonquin, Lake in the Hlils, Cary, Crystal Lake, Barrington and Fox River Grove.