McSweeney receives second Republican Endorsement: Cuba Township Republicans

Cuba Township RepublicansBarrington Township: Candidate for State Representative in the 52nd District, David McSweeney, has received the endorsement of the Cuba Township Republican organization. The endorsement marks the second such endorsement after the Wauconda Township organization endorsed McSweeney on Thursday.

“I am proud to receive the support of the Cuba Township Republicans. They are a hard working group of Precinct Committeemen dedicated to electing Republicans who will carry the fight to Springfield. I will not disappoint them. I will go to Springfield and fight to repeal the 67% tax increase and focus my efforts on making Illinois a job creation and business friendly state,” said McSweeney.

“We’re counting on David to be a fighter in Springfield for lower taxes and real reform”, Said Bruce Sauer Cuba Township Republican Chairman. “This endorsement by rank and file Republicans is important. Their confidence strengthens my resolve and I will count on their advice and support throughout my campaign and when I am elected to the Illinois House of Representatives. Reform of our fiscal house starts here in the 52nd District,” said McSweeney.

Wauconda Republicans Endorse David McSweeney

Wauconda Township Republican Club Endorses McSweeney
The Wauconda Township Republican Organization has announced their official endorsement of David McSweeney’s campaign for State Representative in the 52nd District. McSweeney was chosen in a vote of the rank and file members of the club.

“We’re proud to endorse David McSweeney. He is a dynamic leader who will fight for lower taxes and real reform in Springfield,” said Bob Gottardo, Chairman of the Wauconda Township Republican Club.

McSweeney has attended a number of events in the Wauconda area and has been received well with his message of cutting taxes and spending in Springfield. His top priority is to repeal the 67% increase in the state income tax that is killing jobs in Illinois. In addition, McSweeney has supported stopping property tax increases when property values are going down. The legislature in Springfield failed to approve bipartisan legislation providing tax relief to property owners.

“I am very proud to have the endorsement of the Wauconda Township Republican Club. These are the people who are in the trenches carrying the Republican banner and I look forward to working with them in the campaign and when I get to the legislature. I will be a fiscal hawk cutting taxes and spending and making sure that property tax payers get relief,” said McSweeney.

McCain to help McSweeney

For Immediate Release
November 3, 2011

Senator John McCain to headline event for David McSweeney

Barrington Township: David McSweeney, candidate for State Representative in the 52nd District, is announcing an event to be headlined by former Republican Presidential nominee and Senator from Arizona John McCain. Senator McCain will be the featured guest at an event to be held in early 2012. Details of the event are pending and will be released when they become available.

“I am proud to have Senator McCain headline my event for my campaign for Republican nominee for State Representative in the 52nd District. Senator McCain is a true American hero having served in the United States Navy, the US House of Representatives and the US Senate. Senator McCain and I share the belief that government at all levels needs to balance their budgets” said McSweeney.

“Illinois’ budget mess has become a national story mirroring the failed policies of the Federal government. Tax increases, debt and deficits have resulted in a 9.1% national jobless rate and Illinois now stands at 10% unemployed. Since the huge tax increases were levied in Illinois our unemployment rate has gone up. We need to cut taxes and roll back regulations on business so that we can grow our businesses and increase job opportunities. Senator McCain has been a proponent of reining in spending nationally and I look forward to engaging in that battle right here in Illinois”, said McSweeney.

John McCain served as a naval aviator in Vietnam. His plane was shot down in 1967 and he was held captive until 1973. He was elected to the US House in 1982 and then the US Senate in 1986. In 2008 he was the Republican nominee for President. He continues to serve in the Senate and is a leading advocate of conservative principles.

David McSweeney announces candidacy for State Representative in the 52nd District

Press Release
October 11, 2011

Barrington Township: Barrington Township resident David McSweeney is officially announcing his candidacy for State Representative in the 52nd District. McSweeney is a longtime resident of the area and the 52nd District. He is a 1983 graduate of Barrington High School and earned an undergraduate degree at Duke University and an M.B.A. at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

“After careful consideration, I have decided to run for Representative in the 52nd District. Unless tough choices are made, Illinois will soon face a serious financial crisis. The future of our state depends on citizen legislators who are committed to the hard decisions that bureaucrats and politicians have failed to make. With my business background and experience, I am ready to fight for fiscal responsibility and economic empowerment to get Illinois back on track,” said McSweeney.

“I grew up in this great State and chose to raise my own family here in America’s heartland. Illinois will have a promising future if we have the courage to do what needs to be done. I will work hard for the people of the newly configured 52nd District and plan to be an independent conservative voice in Springfield. Illinois is at a crossroads, and I am prepared to meet the challenge with a specific plan to address the difficult fiscal and economic issues that we face,” said McSweeney.
“I do not take this decision lightly. It will be a sacrifice for me and for my family, but with their full support along with the encouragement of many people in this district, I have decided to run for this seat. I look forward to meeting and communicating with the voters of the 52nd District throughout this campaign, and I will personally  ask them for their vote. After all, the voters in the 52nd District are the ultimate decision makers in choosing the person they want to represent them in Springfield,” said McSweeney.

The following is an initial listing of elected officials and leaders who are supporting the candidacy of David McSweeney:

  • Bill McLeod, Mayor of Hoffman Estates
  • Bill LeFew, McHenry County Treasurer and former McHenry County Republican Chairman
  • Glenn Swanson, Wauconda Township Supervisor
  • Irene Napier, The Founder of Right to Life of McHenry County
  • Bob Hanaford, Former Fox River Grove Village Trustee and Cuba Township Republican Precinct Committeeman
  • Chuck Lutzow, Former Algonquin Township Trustee
  • Bonnie Quirke, President of Lake County Right to Life
  • Allen Skillicorn, East Dundee Trustee
  • Colleen Kipferl, Former Lake Barrington Trustee
  • Reverend Bob Vanden Bosch, Director of Concerned Christian Americans (for identification purposes only)
  • Dirk Beveridge, Former Candidate for Congress (8th District)
  • Rich and Monica Young, Community Leaders
  • Linda Post, Barrington Township Collector
  • Brian Kelly, Community Leader
  • Raymond True, Chairman of the Republican Assembly of Lake County
  • John Dawson, Former Candidate for Congress (8th District)

As of October 11, 2011 David McSweeney has raised or secured commitments totaling over $250,000. “My first introductory mailing will arrive this week, and I will continue to communicate my views with the people of the 52nd District. By the March 20, 2012 Republican Primary election voters will know who I am, where I stand and what I plan. I trust the voters to decide who will best represent them in Springfield,” said McSweeney.

David McSweeney resides in Barrington Township with his wife of 20
years, Margaret, and their daughter Katie. Their daughter Melissa
attends college.