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}}{{tnr}}'''Kirk Dillard''' is a [[Republican Party (United States)|Republican]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]]. Dillard has served in the Illinois Senate since 1993.  Dillard was re-elected in November of 2008 and 2012 with his term expiring in 2016.  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Kirk Dillard''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing District 24. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992.
  
 
Dillard {{2014is}} a [[Republican]] candidate seeking [[Illinois gubernatorial election, 2014|election]] to the office of [[Governor of Illinois]] in 2014.<ref name=declared14/>
 
Dillard {{2014is}} a [[Republican]] candidate seeking [[Illinois gubernatorial election, 2014|election]] to the office of [[Governor of Illinois]] in 2014.<ref name=declared14/>
  
==Biography==
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Dillard earned his Bachelor's from Western Illinois in 1977 and his J.D. from DePaul Law in 1982. His professional experience includes working as Chief of Staff to Illnois Governor Jim Edgar, Legislative Affairs director to Illinois Governor James "Big Jim" Thompson", and Illinois state chairman for ALEC ([[American Legislative Exchange Council]]).<ref>[http://www.alec.org/about-alec/state-chairmen/ State Chairmen] ALEC</ref>
Before becoming a state Senator, Dillard was former Chief of Staff to Illnois Governor Jim Edgar.  Also, Dillard served as the Legislative Affairs director to long-time Illinois Governor James "Big Jim" Thompson". He is Illinois state chairman for ALEC ([[American Legislative Exchange Council]]).<ref>[http://www.alec.org/about-alec/state-chairmen/ State Chairmen] ALEC</ref>
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Dillard graduated with his Bachelor's degree from Western Illinois in 1977 and his Juris Doctorate degree from DePaul Law in 1982.
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Dillard was a [[Republican Party (United States)|Republican]] candidate for [[Governor of Illinois|Illinois Governor]] in the [[Illinois gubernatorial election, 2010|2010 election]].<ref name=ilpolldec>[http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-gov-poll-13-bdogdec13,0,1579695.story ''Chicago Tribune'', "Many voters in both parties undecided on candidate for governor", December 13, 2009]</ref>  He lost in the primary election.
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==District 24==
 
 
Dillard represents Illinois Senate District 24.  District 24 includes Western Chicago suburbs including Downers Grove, LaGrange, and Westmont<ref>[http://www.ilchamber.org/Chamber_PAC/District_maps/legislative_dist_neil.pdf "Illinois Chamber of * [[Commerce Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Northeast Illinois Legislative District Maps, July 29, 2009]</ref>.   
 
 
==Personal==
 
 
Kirk is married to Stephanie Dillard.  They have two children and resides in Westmont, Illinois.
 
  
 
==Scorecards==
 
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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.<ref name="IOP"/>
 
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.<ref name="IOP"/>
  
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==Personal==
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Kirk and his wife, Stephanie, have two children.
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
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==See also==
 
*[[Governor of Illinois]]
 
*[[Illinois gubernatorial election, 2014]]
 
 
 
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*[http://www.dillard.senategop.org/ Official constituency website]
 
*[http://www.dillard.senategop.org/ Official constituency website]
 
*[http://www.electdillard.com/ Official campaign website]
 
*[http://www.electdillard.com/ Official campaign website]
*[http://www.senategop.state.il.us/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=44&Itemid=92 Profile] at Illinois Senate Republicans
 
 
*[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?MemberID=1641 Biography, bills and committees] at the Illinois General Assembly
 
*[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?MemberID=1641 Biography, bills and committees] at the Illinois General Assembly
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==See also==
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Revision as of 11:37, 2 July 2013

Kirk Dillard
Kirk Dillard.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for Governor of Illinois
Date of primaryMarch 18, 2014
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Illinois State Senate District 24
In office
1993 - Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Assistant Minority Leader
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Judge, Illinois Court of Claims
1987 - 1990
Education
Bachelor'sWestern Illinois University (1977)
J.D.DePaul University (1982)
Personal
BirthdayJune 1, 1955
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
ProfessionPartner, Locke, Lord, Bissell & Liddell
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Kirk Dillard is a Republican member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 24. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992.

Dillard is a Republican candidate seeking election to the office of Governor of Illinois in 2014.[1]

Dillard earned his Bachelor's from Western Illinois in 1977 and his J.D. from DePaul Law in 1982. His professional experience includes working as Chief of Staff to Illnois Governor Jim Edgar, Legislative Affairs director to Illinois Governor James "Big Jim" Thompson", and Illinois state chairman for ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council).[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Dillard served on the following committees:

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Committee of the Whole
Executive Appointments
Judiciary
State Government & Veterans Affairs
Transportation
Legislative Ethics Commission

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Dillard served on these committees:
Illinois Committee Assignments,
Assignments, Ranking Minority Member
Committee of the Whole
Criminal Law
Energy
Judiciary, Ranking Minority Member
Licensed Activities
Redistricting
Legislative Ethics

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Dillard served on these committees:[3]

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois gubernatorial election, 2014

Dillard {{2014isrunning} for Governor of Illinois in 2014. He is seeking the Republican Party nomination in the primary election on March 18, 2014.[4] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.[1]

2012

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.[5][6][7]

Illinois State Senate, District 24, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKirk Dillard Incumbent 65.9% 68,220
     Democratic A. Ghani 34.1% 35,366
Total Votes 103,586


Endorsements

Dillard was endorsed by Family-Pac.[8]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Kirk Dillard won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 24. He ran unopposed receiving 80,766 votes.[9]


Illinois State Senate, District 24 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Kirk Dillard (R) 80,766

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2008

In 2008, Dillard collected $376,492 in donations.[10]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Illinois Education Association $35,000
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $8,000
Comcast $6,000
HSBC North America $6,000
Illinois State Medical Society $5,500
Jacqueline Mason $5,250
Illinois Manufacturers Association $5,000
Rose Glen LP $5,000
AT&T $4,500
Illinois Realtors Association $3,800
Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association $3,750
Allstate Insurance $3,500
Illinois State Bar Association $3,500
Comed $3,400
Portillos Hot Dogs Inc. $3,200
Illinois Credit Union League $3,050
Arlington Park $2,900
Diageo $2,775
Federation of Teachers Local 604 $2,650
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell $2,562

Scorecards

Illinois Opportunity Project

See also: Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card

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."[11][12]

2012

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.[12]


Personal

Kirk and his wife, Stephanie, have two children.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Kirk + Dillard + Illinois + Legislature

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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