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|Illinois State Senate District 24|
|1993 - Present|
|January 14, 2015|
|Years in position||22|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Judge, Illinois Court of Claims|
|1987 - 1990|
|Bachelor's||Western Illinois University (1977)|
|J.D.||DePaul University (1982)|
|Date of birth||June 1, 1955|
|Place of birth||Chicago, Illinois|
|Profession||Partner, Locke, Lord, Bissell & Liddell|
Dillard graduated with his Bachelor's degree from Western Illinois in 1977 and his Juris Doctorate degree from DePaul Law in 1982.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Dillard served on these committees:
- Assignments Committee, Illinois State Senate, Ranking Minority Member
- Committee of the Whole, Illinois Senate
- Criminal Law Committee, Illinois State Senate
- Energy Committee, Illinois State Senate
- Judiciary Committee, Illinois State Senate, Ranking Minority Member
- Licensed Activities Committee, Illinois State Senate
- Redistricting Committee, Illinois State Senate
- Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Dillard served on these committees:
- See also: Illinois gubernatorial election, 2014
- See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012
Dillard won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in District 24 in the 2012 election. Dillard defeated House incumbent Chris Nybo in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012 and defeated A. Ghani (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Illinois State Senate, District 24, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Kirk Dillard Incumbent||65.9%||68,220|
Dillard was endorsed by Family-Pac.
|Illinois State Senate, District 24 (2008)|
|Kirk Dillard (R)||80,766|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2008, Dillard collected $376,492 in donations.
Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.
|Illinois Education Association||$35,000|
|Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois||$8,000|
|HSBC North America||$6,000|
|Illinois State Medical Society||$5,500|
|Illinois Manufacturers Association||$5,000|
|Rose Glen LP||$5,000|
|Illinois Realtors Association||$3,800|
|Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association||$3,750|
|Illinois State Bar Association||$3,500|
|Portillos Hot Dogs Inc.||$3,200|
|Illinois Credit Union League||$3,050|
|Federation of Teachers Local 604||$2,650|
|Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell||$2,562|
Dillard represents Illinois Senate District 24. District 24 includes Western Chicago suburbs including Downers Grove, LaGrange, and Westmont.
Kirk is married to Stephanie Dillard. They have two children and resides in Westmont, Illinois.
Illinois Opportunity Project
The Illinois Opportunity Project, "an independent research and public policy enterprise that promotes legislative solutions in advance of free markets and free minds," annually releases its Legislative Vote Card, grading all members in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly on the basis of their support of "pro-growth economic policies that increase personal freedom and reign in expansive government."
Dillard received a score of 87.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of A- according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 13th highest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.
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- Official constituency website
- Official campaign website
- Profile at Illinois Senate Republicans
- Biography, bills and committees at the Illinois General Assembly
- Social media:
- Summary, biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Profile at Wikipedia
- Campaign contributions at Follow The Money
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- State Chairmen ALEC
- Chicago Tribune, "Many voters in both parties undecided on candidate for governor", December 13, 2009
- "Illinois General Assembly" List of Illinois Senate Committees, July 28, 2009
- Public Policy Polling, "Quinn extremely unpopular, Madigan would start out favored," November 29, 2012
- Illinois State Board of Elections "Candidate List," December 5, 2011
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results"
- Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012
- Family-Pac, "Endorsements," accessed June 22, 2012
- Illinois Senate election results for 2008
- Dillard Campaign Donors
- "Illinois Chamber of * Commerce Committee, Illinois State Senate, Northeast Illinois Legislative District Maps, July 29, 2009
- Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
- Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013
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