Ben Koyl

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Ben Koyl
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Former candidate for
Illinois Attorney General
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sXavier University, 2002
J.D.The John Marshall Law School, 2007
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Ben Koyl was a Libertarian candidate for Illinois Attorney General in the 2014 elections.[1][2] Ben Koyl lost the general election on November 4, 2014.


Koyl earned his B.A. from Xavier University in 2002. He went on to earn his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in 2007.[3]

Professionally, Koyl started his own law practice in 2009 focusing on bankruptcy law. Prior to earning his J.D., he worked at a high volume bankruptcy law firm in Chicago.[4]



See also: Illinois attorney general election, 2014

Koyl ran for election to the office of Illinois Attorney General on the Libertarian ticket. He faced incumbent Lisa Madigan (D) and Paul Schimpf (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.


Attorney General of Illinois, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLisa Madigan Incumbent 59.5% 2,142,558
     Republican Paul Schimpf 37.8% 1,360,763
     Libertarian Ben Koyl 2.8% 99,903
Total Votes 3,603,224
Election Results via Illinois State Board of Elections.

Campaign themes

Koyl listed the following themes on his campaign website:[5]

  • Corruption
Excerpt: "If elected I will use all the resources at my disposal to investigate public corruption and to work with County State's Attorneys to bring criminal charges."
  • Budget
Excerpt: "Primary Objective: Reduce the Attorney General Budget by Downsizing the Size and Scope of the 'Attorney General Education, Litigation, Legislation & Advocacy' Program."
  • Ballot access
Excerpt: "Ballot Access for All Political Parties and Equal Access to Government for All."
  • Non-profits
Excerpt: "Using the Freedom of Information Act to Hold Non-Profit Companies who Receive Taxpayer Subsidies Accountable."

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