After months of fundraising, debates, and campaign stops, the 2012 presidential
cycle has wound to a close. This election had a special place in the hearts of both
Jack Beam and
Renee Beam, one of the partners at Beam and Raymond and our office manager in Chicago,
For decades the Beams have been politically active. Following his tenure
with the Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorneys' Office for
the District of Delaware where Jack Beam served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney
and Director of an FBI Strike Force, Jack Beam ran for the Michigan State
Senate with the endorsement of former President Gerald R. Ford. In 2002,
Jack Beam was elected to and served on the Glen Lake Michigan School Board
in his beloved state of Michigan.
Renee Beam has also been involved in politics since the 1980's. In
the early 1980's, Renee Beam performed campaign advance work for former
Illinois Attorney General Tyrone Fahner and worked on women's issues
with, among others, the late Geraldine Ferraro. In the late 1980's,
Both Jack and Renee Beam were high-profile supporters and fundraisers
for Federico Peña, the former Mayor of Denver and the former U.S.
Secretary of Transportation.
Renee Beam was a key fundraiser for Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential
Campaign, and both Jack and Renee were invited to be honorary guests at
the final campaign stop for Barack Obama on Election Night 2012 at McCormick
Place in Chicago, IL. Jack and Renee were on hand to witness Barack Obama's
acceptance speech, and they were thrilled to be able to attend this historic event.
Jack and Renee support, among other things, the healthcare initiatives
that will allow children with cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders
to be insured, without allowing insurance companies to refuse to insure
children due to their conditions. All of us at Beam & Raymond are
happy to move forward with confidence for the next four years, knowing
that we have a president that cares about the citizens of the United States;
and especially the amazingly special children that we have the privilege