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Dee Beaubien
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Former candidate for
Illinois House of Representatives District 52
Bachelor'sNorthwestern University
Master'sCounseling Psychology, Northwestern University
ProfessionFamily Counselor
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Dee Beaubien was an 2012 Independent candidate for District 52 of the Illinois House of Representatives.

Beaubien is the widow of former state legislator Mark H. Beaubien, Jr..[1]


Campaign themes


Beaubien's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Working for Job Creation
Excerpt: "Beaubien will work to promote our region as a great place to do business and raise a family. She supports the development of renewable energy like solar and wind to help lessen our dependence on foreign oil, reduce asthma-causing air pollution and jumpstart the Illinois economy with new, green jobs."
  • Cutting Lawmakers' Pay
Excerpt: "At a time of economic challenges, Beaubien will make state legislators take a pay cut and she’ll make it harder for them to raise their pay in the future."
  • Demanding Fiscal Responsibility
Excerpt: "To rein in state spending and make government pay its bills, Beaubien will work to reform the way Illinois’ budget is crafted and help cut waste and inefficiencies, forcing government to protect vital services and spend taxpayer dollars with clear benchmarks and accountability."
  • Preventing Unfair Property Tax Increases
Excerpt: "Beaubien knows that homeowners shouldn’t pay higher property taxes when home values are falling. That’s why she will work to provide relief by pushing for a new law to freeze property taxes when home values decline."

Campaign funding sources

As of early November 2012, this State House race was the most expensive in Illinois, with about $1.5 million raised between the two candidates. Independent Dee Beaubien's funding sources have become an issue in the campaign, with $428,000 coming from three campaign funds operated by Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan. Beaubien's opponent, Republican David McSweeney, suggested in an interview that this funding showed she was not actually a political independent, but rather a de facto member of the Democratic Party.[3]



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Beaubien ran in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 52. She was defeated by David McSweeney (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 52, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid McSweeney Incumbent 59.3% 26,761
     Independent Dee Beaubien 40.7% 18,392
Total Votes 45,153


Beaubien is widowed and has two children.[6]

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