The Ecumenical Order of Christ will tell all and sundry that their ‘Jesus’ Raymond Lear is a victim, that he never became the political magnet because those in power tried to silence him.   They attach his political failings to scripture in a pathetic attempt to legitimise that it fulfilled prophecy.   This blog will highlight the deceit and shed light on Raymond Lear’s political Career in 1995.

In 1995 Raymond Lear ran as a Republican Candidate for the City of Chicago.  He is listed in the libraryofelectoralboarddecisions-2980-2016-city-of-chicago (Page 33) running for Mayor.   

During this campaign

Raymond Howard Lear, who said he is former commander of the Guardian Angels, is running because the city needs “a crime-fighter.” 

“The fear of not being able to walk the steets is greater than the fear of a Republican mayor,” Lear said.  Chicago Tribune, January 1995

Within the Electoral Board Elections documentation an objection was filed to Raymond Lear’s candidacy by Sharair Fouladi.  

This is a  PDF raymond-lear-republican-election-papers-1995 are the formal papers (Case Number 95-EB-MUN-004) submitted for the Electoral Board for a Hearing and Passing upon objections to the nomination papers of candidates for the offices of Mayor, City Clerk, City Treasurer and Alderman for the City of Chicago for 28th February 1995 Alderman and Municipal Primary Elections.

The Nomination papers for Raymond Lear were objected by Shariar Fouladi and a decision was made on January 13th, 1995 to remove Raymond Lear from the ballot under Section 10-5 of the Election Code, that found the nomination papers were not valid as a Statement of Economic Interest was not filed, by Lear, which was required by the City of Illinois Governmental Ethics Act.

The Ecumenical Order of the Christ’s will tell you that RAYMOND LEARS political career was blighted: THOSE WHO WERE IN POWER TRIED TO SILENCE HIM.    

This is untrue.  Raymond Lear had to resign his Republican Candidacy because his nomination papers were invalid

The following Media articles relate to this 1995 campaign and were found in the public domain in 2016.  Links to the sources are provided.

Daley proves tough act to follow  

Copley News Service 

Dec 22, 1994 

CHICAGO – The backers of outgoing Illinois Attorney General Roland W. Burris have a two-pronged strategy to beat Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley in next year’s election.

“We’re counting on two things,” explained Lu Palmer, a political activist who headed the successful effort to draft Burris to oppose Daley.

“Roland has a clean record, no scandal, and he has an exemplary record as a political official,” according to Palmer. “Number two, we’re counting on widespread anti-Daley sentiment throughout the city.”

Even Palmer admits it will be an uphill battle to unseat the mayor, who is seeking a third term.

Another win would extend the Midwest’s most famous political dynasty. Daley’s father, Richard J. Daley, served a record six terms as mayor until his death in 1976.

Though conventional wisdom favors Daley, 52, recent polls identify Burris as his most threatening challenger. Burris, 57, announced he will run as an independent in the April 4 election, but he has promised to drop out if Joseph E. Gardner, a commissioner for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, manages to win the Feb. 28 Democratic primary. While the mayor’s election most affects city residents, it also has a statewide impact. With more than 2.7 million people, Chicago is the nation’s third largest city and a center of international finance and industry. The city is home to almost one-fourth of the state’s population and gives Illinois a character and position of which a state such as Iowa, for example, can only dream. “A major city is a kind of economic dynamo that acts as a kind of gauge of a state’s economic health,” said Chicago expert Melvin Holli, a professor at the

University of Illinois-Chicago. “A Chicago that is losing business and has a bad business climate and is losing jobs is not good for the state.” Businesses generally have looked favorably on Daley’s push for economic and job growth through predictable policies that entrepreneurs appreciate.

Fourteen people filed to run for mayor by the Dec. 19 deadline, but most are political novices or perennial candidates. Along with Daley and Gardner, they include Sheila A. Jones, a follower of extremist Lyndon LaRouche, who is running as a Democrat; Raymond Wardingley, Nino Noriega, William J. Grutzmacher, Leon Beard, Larry P. Horist, Themis Anagnost, Raymond Lear and Kimball Ladien, who are Republicans; and Ilene Smith, Philip Morris and Lawrence C. Redmond of the Harold Washington Party. 

The GOP and the Washington Party are expected to exert little impact on the results in the overwhelmingly Democratic city. Of those who have filed against Daley, Gardner, 48, a lieutenant to the late Harold Washington, is the most serious candidate, but he is also a relatively unknown, untested politician who is given little chance of beating the mayor. Burris, who is collecting the 53,000 signatures necessary to file as an independent is popular in Chicago but is expected to lose support from not running as a Democrat. Black Democrats who ran as independents in the last two elections – former alderman Timothy Evans in 1989 and former Judge R. Eugene Pincham in 1991 – lost to Daley.

The mayor has the advantage not only because of his formidable organization and fund-raising ability, but also because he has minimized his own mistakes while his opponents are divided, according to analysts. “Daley has not made himself as much of a target as other mayors have,” said political strategist Don Rose. “He has been relatively benign racially for a Chicago mayor. He’s done none of the egregious things that (former mayor Jane) Byrne or Old Man Daley or (former mayor Michael) Bilandic in his brief tenure did to arouse black passions.” Rose added that Daley has “co-opted a good deal of the white reform movement part of the base that used to vote against the organization.” Both Gardner and Burris look to the black vote as their base, but by pressing forward with separate campaigns, they run the risk of fracturing a united front. Though Palmer disputes there is a split, he admits the two candidacies pose a problem. “The dilemma is what Roland can do up until March 1,” he said. “We need to be raising money. We need to be organizing a campaign. At the same time we don’t want to become an obstacle to Joe Gardner.” Holli, who has authored books on the Chicago mayors, contends that the drive to elect a black mayor in the model of Washington has become a “kamikaze mission.” “The biggest mistake made by the opposition is they turned the race into a race issue, looking for the black candidate who can defeat the white guy,” Holli said. “If you appeal to only one of those constituencies and your campaign becomes exclusionary you exclude most of the voters.” The black and white votes each approach 40 percent of the total in Chicago, while Hispanics account for about 20 percent of the vote. Even if Burris defeated Daley, the overall governance of Chicago might change little. Both men are veteran politicians with longtime ties to the state’s regular Democratic organization. Daley formerly served as Cook County state’s attorney and in the Illinois Senate, while Burris logged three terms as comptroller before running for attorney general.

Ideologically, they are perceived as moderate to conservative. Some observers believe Burris, who has served in statewide office for 15 years, has the perspective to be a more effective advocate for Chicago’s interests than the more parochial Daley. On the other hand, while Daley has proven his ability to handle the pressing demands of the job, Burris’ skill has never been tested in a comparable position.


Barring Miracle, 8 Gop Hopefuls Will Be Also-rans In Mayoral Race 

January 01, 1995 | By Dorothy Collin, Tribune Staff Writer. 

Republicans are savoring the taste of power in Washington and Springfield after their sweeping election victories, but in Chicago the party continues on a diet of political gruel. 

Despite historic wins by Gov. Jim Edgar and the entire Republican ticket in Illinois, the takeover of the state House and the GOP wave that wiped out Democratic majorities in Congress, Republicans in the city have an early 1995 mayoral field of eight who give new meaning to “unknown.”

It’s not that the party didn’t toy with the idea of a serious challenge to the re-election of Mayor Richard Daley. In the wake of their November victories, Edgar and other Republican leaders tried to persuade Cook County State’s Atty. Jack O’Malley, who has run well in Chicago, to make the race. But after looking at a GOP-commissioned poll of the mayoral race, O’Malley said, “No, thanks.”

“It was a reality issue,” he said. “The chances for a Republican are very slim.”

Despite the 1994 GOP victories on the state and national levels, “people think the mayor’s office is a Democratic office,” O’Malley said. Indeed, the last Republican mayor was William Hale Thompson, who lost to Anton Cermak in 1931 when Herbert Hoover was president.

The other big problem for any Republican candidate is the incumbent.

“Daley’s a very popular guy,” O’Malley said.

The mayor has positioned himself as a conservative on some of the GOP’s favorite issues, such as crime. Even as Republicans were doing their poll, Daley was pushing his crime bill in Springfield.

“I agree with him on 90 percent of the issues,” said Ald. Brian Doherty (41st), the only Republican in the City Council.

Republicans also note that the mayor works well with the business community, which supports him with plenty of money. These same business barons are usually contributors to GOP campaigns.

“Since the business community is backing Daley, it may well be in the best interests of Jim Edgar and other Republicans to keep Rich Daley as mayor,” said a GOP strategist.

So who are the eight who filed to buck the big odds as Republican candidates?

1. Themis Anagnost is an 81-year-old attorney who decided to run for public office after his wife, Catherine Cook Anagnost, and his daughter, Maria, died. Both of them ran for alderman years ago, and his wife ran for the state Supreme Court in 1980. Themis Anagnost was a candidate for the Supreme Court in 1992, and last March he received 10,403 votes in the GOP primary for attorney general. “I’m Greek; I’m a political animal,” Anagnost said. He’s fond of quoting Aristotle, which makes him a bit different from most Chicago politicians.

2. Leon Beard lists his address in the Ida B. Wells public housing development, but the Tribune was unable to contact him for this article.

3. William Grutzmacher bills himself as a radio personality whose specialty is talking about “America Under Siege.” He ran for mayor in 1989 after suing to allow a creche to be displayed in Daley Plaza. Grutzmacher has acknowledged writing “America, a Sleeping Tiger Rises,” which claimed in one section that the Holocaust didn’t happen. Last week, he said such a claim is “absurd.” But he called it the “Hollywood Holocaust.” Grutzmacher’s platform, called “Contract With Chicago,” includes pledges to put prayer in the schools, uniforms on schoolchildren and a 500-bed prison ship in Lake Michigan.

4. Political operative Larry Horist is head of the United Republican Fund. He’s worked with candidates as varied as former Mayor Eugene Sawyer and soon-to-be U.S. Rep. Michael Flanagan. But perhaps his most important recent effort was helping Edgar kill conservative Steve Baer’s third-party challenge to the governor.

5. Kimball Ladien is a psychiatrist who wants to push his Bipartisan Safe Haven Contract for Chicago, which includes a proposal for Community Service Corps as an alternative to welfare. The plan comes complete with a flowchart.

6. Raymond Howard Lear, who said he is former commander of the Guardian Angels, is running because the city needs “a crime-fighter.”  “The fear of not being able to walk the steets is greater than the fear of a Republican mayor,” Lear said. 

7. Nino Noriego is a management consultant who is a former journalist and has a way with words. Talking about Chicago and its problems, he said: “Paving over another cornfield does not prevent crime.” Describing the city, he said: “I look at the skyline and say, `Paris, eat your heart out.’ Among his ideas: Using the old central post office for a high-speed rail terminal and promoting the city with ads during televised sports events.

8. Raymond Wardingley is running for mayor for the fourth time. So far, his greatest fame has come from his days as Spanky the Clown, when he entertained hospitalized children. Currently “self-employed,” Wardingley said he keeps running for mayor “to prove the little guy can get on the ballot with the big guys.”

His assessment of the mayor’s race: “It would take an act of God for a Republican to win.”

Source: Chicago Tribune 


List Of Gop Mayoral Hopefuls Shrinks, But 6 Still In Race 

January 24, 1995|By Susan Kuczka and Robert Davis, Tribune Staff Writers. 

The list of Republican candidates running for mayor has been pared to six after challenges to the nominating petitions of former Guardian Angel Raymond H. Lear and 81-year-old attorney Themis Anagnost, were upheld by the Chicago Board of Elections.

Board spokesman Tom Leach said that Lear, 26, was tossed off the ballot based on a complaint that his campaign failed to file an economic interest statement, and Anagnost was removed because the board found his campaign filed faulty nominating petitions. 

Rulings on challenges to two other GOP mayoral candidacies-four-time GOP mayoral candidate Ray Wardingly, known for his role as “Spanky the Clown” on visits to hospitalized children, and public-housing resident Leon Beard-are still pending, Leach said.

Signed, sealed, delivered Ald. Burton Natarus (42nd) was less than impressed Monday when one of his two aldermanic challengers, Kevin Flood, a Near North Side residential property manager, delivered to his City Hall office a notarized pledge not to vote for new property tax increases or aldermanic pay raises if he is elected.

“That’s easy for him to say because he’s not going to get elected,” said Natarus, who quickly rejected Flood’s challenge to sign a similar anti-tax, anti-pay raise pledge.

“I can’t sign anything like that. How do we know if there is not going to be some kind of emergency in the next four years that might require a property tax increase?” said Natarus.

As far as pledging not to raise aldermanic salaries, which is being contemplated by sitting aldermen for approval after the elections, Natarus said he can’t do that, either.

“I don’t care for myself, because I am a self-employed lawyer. But a lot of these guys and women-this is their full-time job-and I’m not going to stand in the way of a raise for them. The

trouble with my challengers is that they don’t realize that you need a little goodwill on the City Council to get your own things passed,” said Natarus.

Source: Chicago Tribune 

Dozens Booted Out of City Elections

Chicago Sun-Times January 25, 1995 | Mary A. Johnson | Copyright 

Three Republican mayoral hopefuls and 48 aldermanic candidates were tossed out of the coming citywide elections by the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners on Tuesday. 

The biggest benefactor of the shake-out was Ald. Terry Gabinski (32nd). Two candidates withdrew, and one was tossed off the ballot for “invalid nomination papers,” the board said. Gabinski, a high-profile City Council veteran, is now unopposed in a ward that has gone from heavily Polish to heavily Hispanic.

The field also was narrowed on the Republican side of the mayoral race. The board found that Raymond Lear failed to file a statement of economic interests; Thernis Anagnost filed invalid nomination papers; and Leon Beard failed to file a statement of candidacy and economic interests. …

Source Chicago Sun Times


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