Press Releases

For Immediate Release. Erie PA September 19th, 2018:

  

For Immediate Release.

Erie PA September 19th, 2018: The Beeman for Congress campaign makes a campaign visit to Butler County.


 

The Beeman for Congress campaign will be making its whirlwind tour of the 16th Congressional District with a stop in Butler County. The Campaign will be visiting the Butler County Court House, 124 W Diamond St, Butler, Pennsylvania 16001 to pick up voter lists before talking to voters in the Butler County area. 

We will be in the Butler area on September 21st from 3:45 pm to 5:15 pm.

Unlike other Congressional candidates for the 16th District, Mr. Beeman doesn’t just hide in one place ducking debates and not talking to the public. 

“I’m looking forward to meeting voters and hearing their concerns.” said Beeman. 

A former member of Erie County Council, Ebert Beeman was a noted budget hawk who voted against wasteful spending more than the other Six members of County Council, combined. He promises to bring the same commitment to Congress.

Members of the press are welcome to meet Ebert G. “Bill” Beeman while we are in the Butler area. 


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For Immediate Release. Erie PA September 19th, 2018

  

For Immediate Release.

Erie PA September 19th, 2018: The Beeman for Congress campaign makes a campaign visit to Lawrence County.


 

The Beeman for Congress campaign will be making its whirlwind tour of the 16th Congressional District with a stop in Lawrence County. The Campaign will be visiting the Lawrence County Court House, 430 Court St, New Castle, Pennsylvania 16101 to pick up voter list’s before talking to voters in the Lawrence County area. 

We will be in the New Castle area on September 21st from 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm before continuing our tour of the district. 

Unlike other Congressional candidates for the 16th District, Mr. Beeman doesn’t just hide in one place ducking debates and not talking to the public. 

“I’m looking forward to meeting voters and hearing their concerns,” said Beeman. 

A former member of Erie County Council, Ebert Beeman was a noted budget hawk who voted against wasteful spending more than the other Six members of County Council, combined. He promises to bring the same commitment to Congress.

Members of the press are welcome to meet Ebert G. “Bill” Beeman while we are in the New Castle area. 


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Erie PA September 19th, 2018

  

For Immediate Release.

Erie PA September 19th, 2018: The Beeman for Congress campaign makes a campaign visit to Mercer County.


 

The Beeman for Congress campaign will be making its whirlwind tour of the 16th Congressional District with a stop in Mercer County. The Campaign will be visiting the Mercer County Court House, 8425 Sharon Mercer Rd, Mercer, Pennsylvania 16137 to pick up voter list’s before talking to voters in the Mercer County area. 

We will be in the Mercer area on September 21st from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm before continuing our tour of the district. 

Unlike other Congressional candidates for the 16th District, Mr. Beeman doesn’t just hide in one place ducking debates and not talking to the public. 

“I’m looking forward to meeting voters and hearing their concerns.” said Beeman. 

A former member of Erie County Council, Ebert Beeman was a noted budget hawk who voted against wasteful spending more that the other Six member of County Council, combined. He promises to bring the same commitment to Congress.

Members of the press are welcome to meet Ebert G. “Bill” Beeman while we are in the Mercer area. 


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Erie PA September 19th, 2018

  

For Immediate Release.

Erie PA September 19th, 2018: The Beeman for Congress campaign makes a campaign visit to Crawford County.


 

The Beeman for Congress campaign will be making its whirlwind tour of the 16th Congressional District starting with a stop in Crawford County. The Campaign will be visiting the Crawford County Court House, 903 Diamond Park Square, Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335 to pick up voter list’s before talking to voters in the Crawford County area. 

We will be in the Meadville area on September 21st from 8:30am to 10:00am before continuing our tour of the district. 

Unlike other Congressional candidates for the 16th District, Mr. Beeman doesn’t just hide in one place ducking debates and not talking to the public. 

“I’m looking forward to meeting voters and hearing their concerns.” said Beeman. 

A former member of Erie County Council, Ebert Beeman was a noted budget hawk who voted against wasteful spending more that the other Six member of County Council, combined. He promises to bring the same commitment to Congress.

Members of the press are welcome to meet Ebert G. “Bill” Beeman while we are in the Meadville area. 

                     

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Erie, PA August 20, 2018

 

For Immediate Release.

Erie PA August 20th, 2018: The Beeman for Congress campaign would like to release the following statement.


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A lot of statements have been made in the press and there is a perception among the general public to the effect that Mr. Beeman committed Social Security “fraud”. Let’s set the record straight. 


Mr. Beeman made some errors in judgment. In 1972 (that’s right 1972!) Mr. Beeman applied for a second Social Security number. He did this because he was employed as a truck driver who moved mobile homes and it was a common practice in those days for truck drivers to get a second license so they could continue working in case their legitimate license was suspended for some reason.  This happened 39 years before he was convicted.


He subsequently used the second license and Social Security number to apply for credit cards which he paid all the bills due on. (Some fraudster!) Mr. Beeman freely admits to these things and that they were wrong. 


Even David J. Conde, the U.S. Probation Officer Specialist at the Federal Courthouse in Erie Pennsylvania at the time admitted in item 17 of Mr. Beeman’s pre-sentencing report that “There are no identifiable victims of the offense”. One has to ask, how does someone commit fraud without anyone being defrauded?


In addition, Mr. Beeman’s “criminal record” prior to this consisted entirely of minor traffic offenses.


So, given that there were no victims of the offense and therefore nobody to file a complaint, how did Mr. Beeman come to the Federal authority’s attention? And that’s where the case gets interesting.


Mr. Beeman was elected to be the Sixth District representative to Erie County Council in 2009. Almost from the very second Mr. Beeman won the primary, powerful political forces in Erie County made it clear that they were opposed to his candidacy and later his election.


As a member of Erie County Council, Mr. Beeman was a budget hawk who held the line on both taxing and spending. Mr. Beeman voted against spending more than the other six members of council combined. 


In Mr. Beeman’s pre-sentencing report the timeline of the investigation starts by stating, “In October of 2010, the F.B.I. was conducting periodic surveillance on an individual who resided in the Erie, Pennsylvania area.” Why? Again, since there was no one to complain to the F.B.I. or any other law enforcement agency, what prompted the F.B.I. to conduct surveillance on Mr. Beeman? 


This was never answered. In fact, no one in the press, who breathlessly followed every turn this case took, even asked this rather obvious question. 


When a criminal investigation is conducted, it pretty much always starts with the discovery of a crime or a report of a crime. Law enforcement clearly can’t investigate crime that they don’t know about. Except that in the curious case of Ebert Beeman, that seems to be what the F.B.I. is claiming. Because according to the documents obtained from the Federal Courthouse in Erie, the case doesn’t start with the discovery or report of any crime, it starts with the investigation.


There’s nothing in Ebert Beeman’s past that should have led to the F.B.I. taking an interest in him. As already stated, he had only minor traffic offenses on his record. There was no one to file a complaint regarding any of the offenses that Mr. Beeman was convicted of since there were no victims. So why was the F.B.I. “conducting periodic surveillance” on Ebert Beeman? Was it Mr. Beeman’s perfectly legitimate political activities that prompted the surveillance? Did someone in the local political arena put pressure on Federal authorities because they feared what Mr. Beeman might find out or talk about? For example, the situation with GECAC that came to light last year? Was it because Mr. Beeman’s property housed the office of the Libertarian Party of Erie County and had been used for a number of dissident political activities?


Ebert Beeman exercised poor judgment. What he did was wrong, and it deserved some sort of punishment. But Ebert Beeman didn’t harm anyone. No one suffered any losses because of Mr. Beeman’s acts. 


What about the F.B.I.? Do we live in a country where the government goes around “conducting periodic surveillance” of people for no apparent reason? Do we want to?


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Please note that while we would like to release the full presentencing report we are prohibited from doing so by order of the court. Doing so would put us under threat of contempt of court citations.


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Erie PA, August 8, 2018

 

For immediate release.

Erie PA, August 8, 2018: “I will donate $0.50 to help homeless veterans for every signature this campaign gets for ballot access. “That’s what Ebert G “Bill” Beeman said when the ballot access drive started. Having turned in almost 2000 signatures, today he kept that promise.

Ebert G “Bill” Beeman donated $1000.00 to Chuck Turner at the Veterans Miracle Center, 1573 W 39th St, Erie, PA 16509. “The United States gets involved in a lot of senseless wars it has no reason to be in. Too often when our service men and women come home they don’t get the help they need” said Beeman.

Ebert Beeman is a former member of Erie County Council who is noted for being a budget hawk and a staunch advocate of the taxpayer’s interests. He is the first non Republicrat candidate from this area to run for Congress since 2012.

He will hold a formal announcement Friday, August 10th on the stage at Perry Square in Erie at 2:00 pm where he will make a brief statement about his candidacy and will then take questions from the press.

For more information about the Ebert G “Bill” Beeman for Congress campaign visit www.EbertBeeman4Congress.com or https://www.Facebook.com/EbertBeemanforCongress.

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