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Dee Beaubien to Appear on November Ballot

Beaubien has filed enough signatures to appear on the ballot as an Independent candidate for the 52nd House District.

Dee Beaubien will appear on the ballot this November as an Independent candidate in the race for the 52nd House District seat.

Beaubien’s campaign filed 3,500 signatures in Springfield today. Illinois election law requires Independent candidates to file at least 1,500 valid signatures, which is three times the number required of partisan candidates.

“I am grateful for the enthusiastic, wide-spread support of the voters who signed my petitions, and for the dozens of supporters who circulated them, walking door-to-door on weekends and evenings throughout the four counties of the 52nd District,” Beaubien said in a press release. 

Beaubien announced her candidacy on April 23.

Beaubien will take on Republican candidate David McSweeney, who edged out Rep. Kent Gaffney during the March primary election. McSweeney is a financial consultant from Barrington Hills.

The 52nd House District is covers parts of Algonquin, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Cary, Crystal Lake, Fox River Grove, Island Lake, Lake in the Hills, North Barrington, Oakwood Hills, South Barrington and Wauconda.  

Dar Darley June 26, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Congratulations to Dee Beaubien, I'm so pleased she is running for office!
Jon Zahm June 27, 2012 at 09:55 PM
We will see if these signatures, many gathered by Chicago gay activists and their allies, pass muster.

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