Illinois Citizens for Ethics PAC Endorses Jeanne Ives

Illinois Citizens for Ethics announces support for Jeanne Ives for State Representative in District 42.

The following is a press release from the Friends of Jeanne Ives:

The Illinois Citizens for Ethics Political Action Committee has announced its endorsement of Jeanne Ives (Republican) for State Representative in District 42.

In a letter to the candidate, Board Member Mary Louise Hengesbaugh states, “We are impressed by both your background and your commitment to the mainstream values important for life and family that ICE-PAC promotes. With your experiences at West Point, in your military service, as a mother, and as a member of the Wheaton City Council, we are confident that if elected, you will be a visible advocate for policies that protect and promote the right to life for the unborn, and for policies that will protect traditional marriage. "

A mother of five, Ives is a pro-life candidate. Additionally, Ives has demonstrated her willingness to address issues about which she is concerned and to communicate her views to constituents through her work as a member of Wheaton’s city council and as an active member in her community.

Upon learning of the endorsement, Ives stated, "I am honored to accept this endorsement and I will be a strong advocate for the pro-life, pro-family community in Springfield. I believe the right to life is a fundamental right for every human being from conception to natural death. I believe pro-family policies extend to economic decisions made by government. Those pro-family policies include making it more affordable for families to live in our state by keeping taxes low, expanding economic opportunity for businesses, and offering educational vouchers, especially for children in poor performing public schools."

The mission of ICE-PAC is to influence public policy decisions made at the state level by supporting Illinois candidates and issues that value human life, advance family stability, and uphold the dignity of all people. ICE-PAC is a pro-life political action committee.
ICE-PAC will support Illinois elected officials and candidates who recognize these concerns and who are willing to address them. The organization will endorse and give campaign support to Illinois candidates who are enthusiastically pro-life and support the right to life agenda. The Illinois Citizens for Ethics PAC will also defend elected officials who "cross the aisle" and become deciding votes on important moral issues, if they subsequently come under attack from anti-family-value political action committees, as a direct result of their pro-family-value votes.

Hengesbaugh went on to state, “We appreciate your dedication to articulating common-sense values to your constituents and other members of the Illinois General Assembly. Thank you for your willingness to serve our citizens and our state with integrity, courage and honesty.”

Jim McMahon February 02, 2012 at 05:01 PM
I'm not surprised by this endorsement, Jeanne is the most qualified for this position. Army strong.
Francis Urquhart February 05, 2012 at 11:14 PM
I am not surprised that another PAC is funding this floundering campaign. With a lack of money for signs (pretty lame showing over the weekend), Ives is begging for anything she can get. I hear there will be an endorsement from the Illinois Citizens for Self Absorbed Politicians PAC.
Jim McMahon February 06, 2012 at 06:50 AM
PAC money is here to stay.... welcome to 2012.
Ronnie Ray February 06, 2012 at 09:37 AM
The Big problems I have with Jeanne is her deeds... 1. She claims she reformed Wheaton....that's a bold face Lie, she reformed nothing!! The DWA? the effort she placed on the abolishment of the DWA was actually counter productive. Jeanne's bull in chinashop temperament, her self severing snark, and ME ME ME persona had actually strengthen the DWA and help it passed. If Jeanna tries to play bull dozer downstate bothsides will put her in the corner with a pointy hat sitting on a stool. She lacks the experience and temperment for the job. Jeanna would be would as ineffectual downstate as she is in City Council for the last 6 months. 2.Jeanne has been only on Wheaton City Council since last February before deciding in her 4th month, of a 4 year term to bail out and run for State rep position. This commitment for the job is inspiring! It's deeds not words. To trade on the fact that she has "legislator experience" on less then 6 months in office is a bold face lie. 3. West Point...BIG DEAL...it just a school, one which she got a free education out of... now about honor??? She has misrepresented her army service by stating she was in desert storm, when in reality she was only stationed, in the rear with the gear in German, and in fact was never in Desert Storm. So is it West Point Honor to obfuscate your record? Any rate, there is lot more, but luckily, most of the Sane parts of Wheaton are not buffaloed by Ives spin machine, knows the true stories too.
Hage No Reagee February 06, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Nice try Ronnie, or should I say Chrissy. Come out and use your real name on the field of battle with Jeanne. Jeanne's record on the Wheaton City Council is one of bringing transparency. Thanks to her, the Council is more open and now has three solid conservative votes. The Council is unanimous in support of Jeanne and her efforts, with the exception of Mouhelis and his wounded pride from the 2009 near upset. Sometimes it takes a bull in a chinashop to break things up. Get along guys like you Chrissy have led to this mess. We need real Republicans, and not more of the pay to play Pate Phillips, Lee Daniels and Tom Cross types. As to your cowardly attack on Jeanne's education, she has a degree in economics which she has used already to balance Wheaton's books and bring in economic development to Wheaton. Thanks to her, the following are coming to Wheaton: Aveada, Mariano's Fresh Grocer, an assisted living center at the Court House Square, luxury apartments on Cross St., a dine in movie theater at Rice Lake, etc... That is Jeanne's record. What is your record Chrissy? Failed Birkett campaigns?
Molly R. O'Brien February 06, 2012 at 05:50 PM
You contradict yourself Chris in your owns rants. I thought you and your husband supported Jeanne but you didn't vote for her due to Evelyn??? What did Jeanne say that was so horrid??? I think your postings show that you are the one bad mouthing your opponents. Get a life and some yard signs! I do not see any of your "true blue" around Wheaton this weekend. Jeanne is running a positive campaign focused on issues. You are just focused on flashing your Masonic signs to your "brothers." GROW UP Chris. The frat house is closed.
Molly R. O'Brien February 06, 2012 at 08:59 PM
I wish I were Jeanne, then I would take you out with all of the Army moves she learned, but sadly I am not. Seems like your potty mouth caused the patch to remove your inflamatory post. What's a matter Chrissy, the Patch got your tounge?
Ronnie Ray February 06, 2012 at 11:33 PM
There you go again Jeanne, Taking credit for other peoples work... "(The)Wheaton: Aveada, Mariano's Fresh Grocer, an assisted living center at the Court House Square, luxury apartments on Cross St., a dine in movie theater at Rice Lake, etc." I should ask Mayor Michael J. Gresk, Tom Mouhelis, Evelyn Pacino Sanguinetti, Todd Scalzo , and John K. Rutledge the question..."Did Jeanne did all of these things...and what u think the answer will be? Why do you exaggerate and lie about Jeanne accomplishments ..NOT!
Molly R. O'Brien February 07, 2012 at 09:47 PM
@ Ronnie a/k/a Jean E. Liess a/k/a The NKI.... Chrissy??? I am VERY sure that Jeanne has the support of the full Council and Mayor with the exception of Mouhelis (still bitter after 2009). To get 5 out of 6 is very impressive. Who supports you Chrissy? The Hispanic Republicans hate you... so that just leaves Birkett as your sole source of support. I challange you to name one other member of council, other than Mouhelis, that does not support Jeanne. Put up or shut up!
Ronnie Ray February 07, 2012 at 11:31 PM
Molly, Again. Facts. Jeanne has been on City Council only few short months and then claims, "Legislative experience" "Cleaning up Wheaton", "Bringing money in for Wheaton"....What a story, For those who are outside of Wheaton and don't know the "REAL JEANNE", the truth is, Jeanne is "hated" (not disliked) hated by at lest 3 Wheaton Council members, as well as ridiculed by the others behind her back, Most of the business in Wheaton don't like her as well Further more, some of her early supporters have bailed on her. This is a fact, take if from a person with a box seat close to the plate (baseball metaphor) and has been in Wheaton for very long time.
Molly R. O'Brien February 07, 2012 at 11:39 PM
Chrissy, again. Facts. Name the names! Who hates Jeanne and which members of council are you aware of the ridiculed her behind her back? You are just trying to take away from the fact that she is one of the most respected members of Council. Go back to your Frat house Chrissy, school is back in session!
Francis Urquhart February 07, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Children, please behave.
Ronnie Ray February 08, 2012 at 12:28 AM
A real legend in her own mind. Don't think so Molly, Respected by "WHOM"?
Ronnie Ray February 08, 2012 at 12:29 AM
Molly is getting a little testy.
Francis Urquhart March 06, 2012 at 05:23 PM
If Jeanne is the so ethical, then why is she accepting money from organized crime? Please see this link for a run down on why Jeanne is considered corrupt: http://www.pr-inside.com/part-ii-republican-presidential-candidate-r3079050.htm http://www.andyforpresident.blogspot.com/2012/03/part-ii-republican-presidential.html http://andyforpresident.wordpress.com/2012/03/06/part-ii-republican-presidential-candidate-andy-martin-exposes-more-jeanne-m-ives-dupage-county-corruption/ I'll take Andy Martin over Mark "I support Prendiviile" Stern.
Cath Anders March 08, 2012 at 04:58 AM
Well Francis...Thank you.. That's all I needed.
Francis Urquhart March 15, 2012 at 04:35 AM
How ethical is Jeanne Ives that she has to recuse herself because she has a conflict of interest with her role on the Milton Ethics Committee? She can not serve with this complaint because Ralph Hinkle has run her signs for every campaign since 2009. Please see below link and the attached ethics complaint on the bottom. http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2012/03/ives-ethical-or-unethical.html
Jim McMahon March 15, 2012 at 04:45 AM
MK, I mean F.U. This is so laughable 3 days before the election to file a bogus complaint for "ETHICS" ha ha The investigation is over and nothing was found, Hinkle was exonerated of any unethical activity or using county time or vehicles for campaign use. He always uses his personal car. Now Dave Carlin's Father is another story, why not investigate Dave Carlin....do these men have no honor. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3dQMo1MxIPE
Salvatore Republica March 15, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Seems like half of the Wheaton City Council disagrees, and have publically endorsed one of her opponents. Why is that I wonder? Maybe they love Jeanne so much that the thought of parting with her is just too much to take... NOT. Where is the Mayor on all of this? I think he is smart enought to stay out of the fray.
John Mihas March 15, 2012 at 09:36 PM
run molly run, you need to put up more signs,
MK October 25, 2012 at 11:37 PM
MK? Not me man!


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