Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno cited the Hinsdale senator's "unique perspective and institutional knowledge" in making her appointment.
State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) will serve as the assistant Senate Republican leader during the new session of the Illinois General Assembly, according to a release from Dillard's office. The 24th District senator, who said after his November re-election that he's mulling a second run for governor in 2014, was asked to be part of Republican leadership by Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont), who cited Dillard's years as chief of staff to Gov. Jim Edgar and director of legislative affairs for Gov. James Thompson. “These experiences provide him with the unique perspective and institutional knowledge that will be invaluable to our caucus in the coming years,” Radogno said. “I know Kirk’s ability to work with our …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Republican incumbent won his fifth term representing Illinois' 24th State Senate District Tuesday night and will now seek advice on a possible run for governor in 2014.
State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) will serve a fifth term in the Illinois Senate after a convincing win in Tuesday's General Election over Democratic candidate A. Ghani of Oak Brook in the race for Illinois' 24th State Senate District. Dillard won by getting 64,920 of 99,080 DuPage votes Tuesday from the 24th, which spans across the westerns suburbs and includes, among other towns, Clarendon Hills, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, Lisle, Lombard, Oak Brook, Western Springs, Westmont and Wheaton. Dillard also had 2,252 of 2,961 Cook County votes. One Cook precinct had not reported as of 11:20 p.m. The Republican senator has represented the 24th since 1993. "I thank the voters for returning me to Springfield, where I’ll work harder than …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Dillard, a Hinsdale native, has represented the 24th District in the Illinois Senate since 1993.
State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) is pondering another run for governor, according to a Daily Herald story published on Aug. 17. Dillard says his first priority is to get re-elected to his 24th Senate District seat in November—he's going up against Democrat A. Ghani—but at a recent Springfield event, the Herald quoted the senator as saying he's having talks "to assess what 2014 looks like." The Hinsdale native, who has represented the 24th since 1993, cited his experience as former Gov. Jim Edgar's chief of staff as something that makes him a good gubernatorial candidate, as well as his personal background. “I think the right template for the election of a Republican governor is a suburbanite with very strong downstate roots,” Dillard …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The district includes all or part of Clarendon Hills, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, Lisle, Oak Brook, Western Springs, and Wheaton.
Updated at 11:05 p.m. State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) grabbed more than 60 percent of the vote and beat Rep. Chris Nybo (R-Lombard) for the Republican nomination in Illinois' 24th Senate District in Tuesday's General Primary. The incumbent has served the 24th District since 1993. "I take this as a nice referendum on my leadership style," Dillard said over the phone after the win became official. "It shows that people understand results and want state legislators to work in collaboration without ever giving up their principles." With 100 percent of precincts reporting in both DuPage and Cook counties, Dillard had 19,145 total votes (62 percent) to Nybo's 11,928 (32 percent). Nybo, who has represented the state's 41st House District …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The freshman representative who once worked alongside Dillard in the state senate announced his endorsement in a release Wednesday morning.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.) has endorsed State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) in his 24th Senate District Republican Primary race against State Rep. Chris Nybo (R-Lombard). Hultgren, a Wheaton native and current Winfield resident who was first elected to represent Illinois' 14th Congressional District in 2010, said he supports Dillard based on his first-hand knowledge of the incumbent. "I had the opportunity to work closely with Senator Dillard in Springfield when I served as your Illinois State Senator," Hultgren said in a release Wednesday morning. "Kirk distinguishes himself from other General Assembly members with his skilled leadership qualities combined with his gift of working collaboratively with others." Hultgren also said …
Monday, March 5, 2012
The U.S. Representative said Dillard's "leadership in budget matters" makes him the best choice for voters.
Monday, March 5, 2012
U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Ill.) has endorsed State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) in his 24th Senate District Republican primary race against State Rep. Chris Nybo (R-Lombard). Biggert announced her endorsement in a release sent out Monday morning, citing the incumbent's "leadership in budget matters" as her reasoning. "I can say from first-hand experience that Kirk’s style of government is, 'If you can't afford it, you can't spend it,'" Biggert said in the release. "I like that." Biggert, who is in the midst of her own Republican primary race in Illinois' 11th Congressional District, lives in Hinsdale and is the chairperson of the Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Financial …