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  • McSweeney wins second term in state House Nov 5, 2014 12:32 AM
    Republican state Rep. David McSweeney is headed for a second term in Springfield, easily defeating Democratic challenger Bill Downs in the race for the Illinois House 52nd District seat, according to unofficial results Tuesday. “I’m very thankful to my constituents and I will continue my fight to lower taxes and reduce spending in Springfield,” McSweeney said.

  • Endorsement: McSweeney’s drive merits return in House 52 Oct 13, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends David McSweeney for a second term in the Illinois House 52nd District.

  • Bill Downs: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:55 PM
    Candidate information for Bill Downs, running for 52nd District Representative

  • David McSweeney: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:55 PM
    Candidate information for David McSweeney, running for 52nd District Representative

  • Dist. 52 candidates curtail campaign spending Sep 22, 2014 4:23 PM
    Two years ago, the race for the state House 52nd District seat was the costliest legislative race in Illinois. This year, one of the candidates says he's avoiding campaign donations altogether.

  • 52nd District Representative McSweeney: Candidate Profile Oct 9, 2014 11:24 AM
    Candidate information for 52nd District Representative McSweeney, running for 52nd District Representative

  • 52nd District Representative Downs: Candidate Profile Oct 9, 2014 11:24 AM
    Candidate information for 52nd District Representative Downs, running for 52nd District Representative

  • State reps speak at Barrington HS April 3 Mar 28, 2013 3:07 PM
    Members of the public are welcome to hear Republican state Rep. David McSweeney of Barrington Hills and Democratic state Rep. Christian Mitchell discuss various regional and state legislative topics from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 3 before students at Barrington High School, 616 W. Main St. in Barrington. McSweeney is himself a graduate of Barrington High School and said he wanted to provide an opportunity for the current generation of students to hear about government and public service.

  • State Rep. McSweeney to host first town-hall meeting Feb 12, 2013 2:44 PM
    Newly elected state Rep. David McSweeney, a Barrington Hills Republican representing the 52nd House District, will host his first town-hall meeting from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Algonquin Township offices, 3702 Route 14, Crystal Lake.

  • McSweeney handily defeats Beaubien in 52nd House District Nov 6, 2012 11:25 PM
    In one of state's most contentious and high-priced battles, Republican David McSweeney will win the 52nd House District seat by a commanding margin over Independent Dee Beaubien. With 77 of 92 precincts reporting in the district's four counties, unofficial results show McSweeney ahead with 14,831 votes, or 60 percent of the total. Beaubien had 9,763 votes, or 40 percent. "I'll be laser-focused on getting things done in Springfield," McSweeney said. "There's one mission, and that's to improve the economy."

  • Hot races to watch in the Fox Valley Nov 5, 2012 6:01 AM
    While the very top of the election ticket is undoubtedly getting the most attention, there are still plenty of local races to talk about. They range from a contentious and high-profile statehouse race to Kane and McHenry County Board contests where several incumbents are at risk of getting bounced out of office.

  • Hot state races to watch in Northwest suburbs Nov 5, 2012 6:00 AM
    State legislative candidates may not command the same day-to-day attention as presidential and congressional hopefuls, but Illinois is grappling with enough crises of its own this year that several Springfield races are hot enough to give Northwest suburban voters reason to head to the polls Tuesday.

  • Beaubien not so independent Nov 2, 2012 4:40 AM
    A Cary letter to the editor: I feel if Dee Beaubien is an independent she should support all Illinois residents in being able to show their independence - through an open primary - when it is time to vote.

  • Beaubien a voice of independence Oct 31, 2012 4:40 AM
    A Barrington letter to the editor: Dee Beaubien's opponent complains that American citizens who are Democrats are supporting Dee Beaubien. Well, given a choice between Beaubien, as a middle of the road candidate, and the extremism of Beaubien's opponent, most of the people we talk to find Beaubien's independence to be a welcome fresh breeze.

  • Beaubienís familiarity, experience important Oct 27, 2012 4:40 AM
    A Crystal Lake letter to the editor: Dee Beaubien has always reasoned independently; and they know it in Springfield where she has often lobbied for Mark Beaubien's legislation. They trust her. Trust is a powerful tool in breaking barriers, such as in finding a solution to the pension stalemate — the taxpayers' nightmare.

  • Big money follows suburban legislative candidates Oct 16, 2012 2:12 PM
    NewsCandidates for seats at the Statehouse are sprinting toward Election Day, and their growing accounts of campaign cash show where both parties are spending their money in the suburbs.

  • Spotlight on social issues in 52nd House race Oct 13, 2012 8:00 AM
    Republican David McSweeney and independent Dee Beaubien both say their top priority in Springfield would be improving the stateís economic climate, and yet social issues at times have taken center stage in the heavily contested race for the 52nd House District seat.

  • Endorsement: McSweeney over Beaubien in 52nd House District Oct 10, 2012 5:00 AM
    David McSweeney, a Republican from Barrington Hills, gains the Daily Herald's endorsement over independent Dee Beaubien of Barrington in the Illinois 52nd House District.

  • Beaubien reiterates independence despite $50,000 from Madigan Oct 4, 2012 12:41 PM
    Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan has dialed up his support for Dee Beaubien a couple notches, signaling the party's belief that the independent candidate's Republican opponent in the 52nd House District race is vulnerable. According to a campaign finance report filed Monday night, Madigan's personal campaign committee transferred $50,000 to Beaubien's camp, further aiding her quest to defeat Barrington Hills financial consultant David McSweeney.

  • Gay marriage a big issue but not biggest, candidates say Oct 4, 2012 1:24 PM
    While the question whether same-sex couples should be legally allowed to marry is percolating on both the state and federal levels, suburban candidates on both sides of the issue are stepping back from making it a central point in their campaigns. Legislation in Springfield to legalize gay marriage is getting attention, and a state court case trying to achieve the same goal is under review.

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