NYBO RUNNING FOR STATE SENATE: ONGOING PENSION CRISIS MEANS JOB IS NOT FINISHED
ELMHURST- Former State Representative Chris Nybo (R-Elmhurst) announced today that he will be a candidate in the March 2014 Republican primary for the State Senate seat being vacated by Kirk Dillard. The State’s unresolved pension crisis is one of the driving forces behind Nybo’s willingness to return to the legislature. “I fought for meaningful pension reform until the final hours of my term,” Nybo said, “but ‘do-nothing’ politicians blocked our efforts and, after yet another year, they have continued to obstruct needed reforms.”
After considering the opportunity for the past several months, Nybo is encouraged by the results of a poll conducted by pollster Strive Strategies on September 23, 2013. With 545 respondents and a 4.5% margin of error, the poll showed that among voters who would make a decision today, Nybohad a 41% lead over the other announced candidate in the race. Including those who are undecided, Nybo’s lead remains strong at 18% over the other candidate. The poll also showed that voters in the 24th Senate District overwhelmingly favor pension reform, and that the other candidate is virtually unknown by nearly 90% of voters.
As a State Senator, Nybo said he will continue his mission to create jobs and end State practices that hamper business growth in Illinois. But fixing the State’s pension crisis remains his top priority. “Many politicians, including Republicans, oppose any genuine effort to fix this mess. We need to make sure our legislators from here in DuPage County stand strong in confronting these these problems and finding solutions.”
While in the Illinois House of Representatives from 2011-2013, Nybosuccessfully led efforts expanding the availability of life-saving allergy medicine for school children (known as the Epi-Pen Law), prohibiting politicians from putting their names and faces on taxpayer funded signs (known as the Blagojevich Billboard Ban) and reforming workers’compensation so that it’s easier to do business in Illinois. He resides in Elmhurst with his wife Faye and their children, Connor, Olivia and Allison, and they are parishioners at Immaculate Conception Parish. He works as an attorney assisting businesses with employment-related issues. He is a graduate of Fenwick High School, Dartmouth College (Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude) and the University of Chicago Law School, being awarded the Harry S. Truman Scholarship for Public Service.