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  |Position = Illinois State Senate District 24
 
  |Position = Illinois State Senate District 24
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
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|Current candidacy = Governor of Illinois
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|Current candidacy primary date = March 18, 2014
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|Current candidacy election date = November 4, 2014
 
  |Tenure =1993 - Present
 
  |Tenure =1993 - Present
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 12, 2013]]
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 14, 2015]]
 
  |Assumed office =1993
 
  |Assumed office =1993
  |Political party = Republican |Party dot = {{reddot|size=10px}}
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  |Political party = Republican
  |Leadership =  
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  |Leadership = Assistant Minority Leader
 
  |Years leadership =  
 
  |Years leadership =  
 
  |Leadership 2 =  
 
  |Leadership 2 =  
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  |Years leadership 5 =  
 
  |Years leadership 5 =  
 
  |Base salary = $67,836/year
 
  |Base salary = $67,836/year
  |Per diem = $132/day
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  |Per diem = $111/day
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
  |Last election = November 4, 2008
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  |Last election = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |First elected = 1992
 
  |First elected = 1992
 
  |Term limits =  
 
  |Term limits =  
  |Next election = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Next election = November 4, 2014
 
  |Prior office = Judge, Illinois Court of Claims
 
  |Prior office = Judge, Illinois Court of Claims
 
  |Prior office years = 1987 - 1990
 
  |Prior office years = 1987 - 1990
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  |Campaign website = http://www.dillard.senategop.org/
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.dillard.senategop.org/
 
  |Personal website =  
 
  |Personal website =  
}}{{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 with his term expiring in 2012.  Before becoming a 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 American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).<ref>[http://www.alec.org/about-alec/state-chairmen/ State Chairmen] ALEC</ref>
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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 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 {{2014is}} a [[Republican]] candidate seeking [[Illinois gubernatorial election, 2014|election]] to the office of [[Governor of Illinois]] in 2014.<ref name=declared14/>
  
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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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>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Dillard served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Illinois
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|year = 2013
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|Collapse =
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Committee of the Whole
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|Committee2 = Executive Appointments
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|Committee3 = Judiciary
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|Committee4 = State Government & Veterans Affairs
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|Committee5 = Transportation
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|Committee6 = Legislative Ethics Commission
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|Joint6 = Yes
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|Committee7 =
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Dillard has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Dillard served on these committees:{{Committee Assignments
* [[Assignments Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Ranking Minority Member
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|State = Illinois
* [[Committee of the Whole, Illinois Senate]]
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|year =
* [[Criminal Law Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Collapse =
* [[Energy Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Chamber = State Senate
* [[Judiciary Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Ranking Minority Member
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|Committee1 = Assignments
* [[Licensed Activities Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Chair1 = Ranking Minority Member
* [[Redistricting Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Chair5 = Ranking Minority Member
* [[Legislative Ethics Commission, Illinois General Assembly|Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics]]
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|Committee2 = Committee of the Whole
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|Committee3 = Criminal Law
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|Committee4 = Energy
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|Committee5 = Judiciary
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|Committee6 = Licensed Activities
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|Committee7 = Redistricting
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|Committee8 = Legislative Ethics
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|Joint8 = Yes
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Dillard served on these committees:
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Dillard served on these committees:<ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/committees/default.asp "Illinois General Assembly" List of Illinois Senate Committees, July 28, 2009]</ref>
* [[Assignments Committee, Illinois State Senate|Assignments]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Criminal Law Committee, Illinois State Senate|Criminal Law]]
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|State = Illinois
* [[Energy Committee, Illinois State Senate|Energy]]
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|year = 2009
* [[Gaming Committee, Illinois State Senate|Gaming]]
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|Collapse = Yes
* [[Judiciary Committee, Illinois State Senate|Judiciary]]
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|Chamber = State Senate
* [[Licensed Activities Committee, Illinois State Senate|Licensed Activities]]
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|Committee1 = Assignments
* [[Redistricting Committee, Illinois State Senate|Redistricting]]<ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/committees/default.asp "Illinois General Assembly" List of Illinois Senate Committees, July 28, 2009]</ref>.
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|Chair1 =
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|Chair2 =
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|Committee2 = Criminal Law
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|Committee3 = Energy
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|Committee4 = Gaming
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|Committee5 = Judiciary
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|Committee6 = Licensed Activities
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|Committee7 = Redistricting
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}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Illinois gubernatorial election, 2014]]''
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Dillard {{2014isrunning}} for [[Governor of Illinois]] in 2014. He {{2014isseeking}} the [[Republican]] Party nomination in the primary election on March 18, 2014.<ref>[http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/11/quinn-extremely-unpopular-madigan-would-start-out-favored.html ''Public Policy Polling,'' "Quinn extremely unpopular, Madigan would start out favored," November 29, 2012]</ref>
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<ref name=declared14>[http://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/rutherford-announces-gov-campaign-in-southern-illinois/article_56d5ef6c-cc7b-11e2-ac3e-0019bb2963f4.html ''The Southern,'' "Rutherford announces gov. campaign in Southern Illinois," June 2, 2013]</ref> {{Nov2014genelection}}
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====Polls====
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{{Poll
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|Title=Republican gubernatorial primary - hypothetical match-up
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|Poll1=[http://capitolfax.com/2013/07/08/poll-shows-rauner-movement/ Capitol Fax/We Ask America Poll]<br>(June 20, 2013)
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|Response1=Dan Rutherford
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|Response2=Bill Brady
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|Response3=Bruce Rauner
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|Response4=Kirk Dillard
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|Numberpolled1=1310
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|Margin of error1 = 2.8
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|Response1Poll1% = 22
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|Response2Poll1% = 18
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|Response3Poll1% = 12
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|Response4Poll1% = 11
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|Response5Poll1%=38
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}}
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
Dillard won re-election to the [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] in District 24 in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]]. Dillard defeated House incumbent [[Chris Nybo]] in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012 and defeated Democrat [[A. Ghani]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Official 2012 Primary Results"]</ref>
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Dillard won re-election to the [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] in District 24 in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|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.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Official 2012 Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012]</ref>
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{{Election box 2012
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|Collapse =
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|Chamber= Illinois State Senate, District 24, General Election
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|party1= Republican
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|party2= Democratic
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|winner1 = Kirk Dillard
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = A. Ghani
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|Inc2 =
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|votes1 = 68220
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|votes2 = 35366
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}}
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====Endorsements====
 
====Endorsements====
 
Dillard was endorsed by Family-Pac.<ref>[http://www.family-pac.com/?page=sc ''Family-Pac,'' "Endorsements," accessed June 22, 2012]</ref>
 
Dillard was endorsed by Family-Pac.<ref>[http://www.family-pac.com/?page=sc ''Family-Pac,'' "Endorsements," accessed June 22, 2012]</ref>
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 +
===2010===
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{| border="1" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" style="margin: 1em 1em 1em 0; background: #f9f9f9; border: 1px #a3bfb1 solid; border-collapse: collapse; font-size: 95%;"
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|- style="background-color:#CC0000; color: white;"
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! colspan="5" | 2010 Race for Governor - [[Republican]] Primary <ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/VoteTotalsList.aspx?ElectionType=GP&ElectionID=28&SearchType=OfficeSearch&OfficeID=5064&QueryType=Office& ''Illinois State Board of Elections'', "Vote Totals List: General Primary 2010" accessed July 7, 2010]</ref>
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|-bgcolor="#cef2e0 align="center"
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! colspan="2" style="width: 17em" |Candidates
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! style="width: 7em" |Percentage
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|-
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| colspan="2" | Adam Andrzekewski (R)
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| align="right" | 14.5%
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|-
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| colspan="2" | [[Image:Green_check_mark.jpg|14px]] '''Bill Brady (R)'''
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| align="right" | '''20.3%'''
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|-
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| colspan="2" | Kirk Dillard (R)
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| align="right" | 20.2%
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|-
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| colspan="2" | Andy McKenna (R)
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| align="right" | 19.3%
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|-
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| colspan="2" | Dan Proft (R)
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| align="right" | 7.7%
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|-
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| colspan="2" | Jim Ryan (R)
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| align="right" | 17.0%
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|-
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| colspan="2" | Robert Schillerstorm (R)
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| align="right" | 1.0%
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|-
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| colspan="2" style="text-align: right; margin-right: 0.5em" | '''Total votes'''
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| align="right"            | '''767,485'''
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|}
  
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Dillard
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|Full name = Kirk Dillard
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|year = 1996
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|Editdate = July 17, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=1508 ''followthemoney.org'', "Dillard, Kirk W," accessed July 17, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 762369
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate, District 24]]
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|totalraised2010 = 2799407
 +
|result2010 = Lost
 +
|office2010 = [[Governor of Illinois|Illinois Governor]] / [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 24]]*
 +
|totalraised2008 = 376492
 +
|result2008 = Won
 +
|office2008 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2008|Illinois State Senate, District 24]]
 +
|totalraised2006 = 394354
 +
|result2006 = Won
 +
|office2006 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2006|Illinois State Senate, District 24]]
 +
|totalraised2004 = 365876
 +
|result2004 = N/A
 +
|office2004 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 24]]
 +
|totalraised2002 = 411815
 +
|result2002 = Won
 +
|office2002 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2002|Illinois State Senate, District 24]]
 +
|totalraised2000 = 379636
 +
|result2000 = N/A
 +
|office2000 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 24]]
 +
|totalraised1998 = 246384
 +
|result1998 = Won
 +
|office1998 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 24]]
 +
|totalraised1996 = 202332
 +
|result1996 = N/A
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|office1996 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 24]]
 +
|Note = ''*In 2010, Dillard raised $2,416,439 for the Gubernatorial election, which he lost, and $382,968 for his Senate seat, which was not up for election.''
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}}
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Dillard
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|full Name = Kirk Dillard
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142836
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
 +
|party = Republican
 +
|total raised = 762,369
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|org1 = Illinois Realtors Association
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|org2 = Ameren
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|org3 = Illinois Manufacturers Association
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|org4 = Stand for Children
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|org5 = Stough Group
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|orgamount1 = 25150
 +
|orgamount2 = 23000
 +
|orgamount3 = 17900
 +
|orgamount4 = 17500
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|orgamount5 = 15400
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|}}
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===2010===
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====Governor====
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Dillard
 +
|full Name = Kirk Dillard
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116956
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|office= Illinois Governor
 +
|new = lost
 +
|party = Republican
 +
|total raised = 2,416,439
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|org1 = Gidwitz, Ronald Jay
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|org2 = Patrick, Thomas
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|org3 = Illinois Education Association
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|org4 = Roeser, John O
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|org5 = Citizens for Kirk Dillard
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|orgamount1 = 315814
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|orgamount2 = 300000
 +
|orgamount3 = 252000
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|orgamount4 = 250000
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|orgamount5 = 128000
 +
|}}
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====State Senate====
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Dillard
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|full Name = Kirk Dillard
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117069
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|office= Illinois State Senate
 +
|new = off
 +
|party = Republican
 +
|total raised = 382,968
 +
|org1 = Dillard, Kirk
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|org2 = Zimmerman & Associates
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|org3 = Map Waukegan Llc
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|org4 = Citizens for Roger C Claar
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|org5 = Mason, Michael
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|orgamount1 = 25000
 +
|orgamount2 = 10500
 +
|orgamount3 = 10000
 +
|orgamount4 = 10000
 +
|orgamount5 = 10000
 +
|}}
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===2008===
 
===2008===
In 2008, Dillard collected $376,492 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98656|2008 Dillard Campaign Donors]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2008
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|name = Dillard  
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|full Name = Kirk Dillard
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98656
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
 +
|party = Republican
 +
|total raised = 376,492
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|org1 = Illinois Education Association
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|org2 = Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|org3 = Comcast
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|org4 = Hsbc North America
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|org5 = Illinois State Medical Society
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|orgamount1 = 35000
 +
|orgamount2 = 8000
 +
|orgamount3 = 6000
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|orgamount4 = 6000
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|orgamount5 = 5500
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|}}
  
Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.
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===2006===
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{{SLP donor box 2006
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|name = Dillard
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|full Name = Kirk Dillard
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79711
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|office= Illinois State Senate
 +
|new = no
 +
|party = Republican
 +
|total raised = 394,354
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|org1 = Illinois Education Association
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|org2 = Illinois State Medical Society
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|org3 = Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|org4 = Workers Compensation Lawyers Association
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|org5 = Carlucci Restaurant
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|orgamount1 = 20000
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|orgamount2 = 10000
 +
|orgamount3 = 8500
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|orgamount4 = 6550
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|orgamount5 = 6000
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|}}
  
{{legislative donor box}}
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===2004===
|-
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{{SLP donor box 2004
| Illinois Education Association
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|name = Dillard
| align="right" | $35,000
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|full Name = Kirk Dillard
|-
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=71050
| Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|office= Illinois State Senate
| align="right" | $8,000
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|new = off
|-
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|party = Republican
| Comcast
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|total raised = 365,876
| align="right" | $6,000
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|org1 = Illinois State Medical Society
|-
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|org2 = Federation of Teachers Local 604
| HSBC North America
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|org3 = Racing Association of Illinois
| align="right" | $6,000
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|org4 = Krehbiel, Frederick
|-
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|org5 = Illinois Manufacturers Association
| Illinois State Medical Society
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|orgamount1 = 10000
| align="right" | $5,500
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|orgamount2 = 9350
|-
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|orgamount3 = 6900
| Jacqueline Mason
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|orgamount4 = 6000
| align="right" | $5,250
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|orgamount5 = 5400
|-
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|}}
| Illinois Manufacturers Association
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| align="right" | $5,000
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|-
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| Rose Glen LP
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| align="right" | $5,000
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|-
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| AT&T
+
| align="right" | $4,500
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|-
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| Illinois Realtors Association
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| align="right" | $3,800
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|-
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| Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association
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| align="right" | $3,750
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|-
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| Allstate Insurance
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| align="right" | $3,500
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|-
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| Illinois State Bar Association
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| align="right" | $3,500
+
|-
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| Comed
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| align="right" | $3,400
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|-
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| Portillos Hot Dogs Inc.
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| align="right" | $3,200
+
|-
+
| Illinois Credit Union League
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| align="right" | $3,050
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|-
+
| Arlington Park
+
| align="right" | $2,900
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|-
+
| Diageo
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| align="right" | $2,775
+
|-
+
| Federation of Teachers Local 604
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| align="right" | $2,650
+
|-
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| Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell
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| align="right" | $2,562
+
|}
+
  
==District 24==
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===2002===
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{{SLP donor box 2002
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|name = Dillard
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|full Name = Kirk Dillard
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=7373
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|office= Illinois State Senate
 +
|new = no
 +
|party = Republican
 +
|total raised = 411,815
 +
|org1 = Illinois Education Association
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|org2 = Elgin Riverboat Resort
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|org3 = Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|org4 = Illinois Manufacturers Association
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|org5 = At&T
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|orgamount1 = 25000
 +
|orgamount2 = 10000
 +
|orgamount3 = 9000
 +
|orgamount4 = 8000
 +
|orgamount5 = 7550
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|}}
  
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>.   
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===2000===
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{{SLP donor box 2000
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|name = Dillard  
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|full Name = Kirk Dillard
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30405
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|office= Illinois State Senate
 +
|new = off
 +
|party = Republican
 +
|total raised = 379,636
 +
|org1 = Illinois Manufacturers Association
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|org2 = Illinois Education Association
 +
|org3 = Cable Television & Communications Association of Illinois
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|org4 = Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|org5 = Illinois State Medical Society
 +
|orgamount1 = 14000
 +
|orgamount2 = 11000
 +
|orgamount3 = 10250
 +
|orgamount4 = 8650
 +
|orgamount5 = 7750
 +
|}}
  
==Personal==
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===1998===
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{{SLP donor box 1998
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|name = Dillard
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|full Name = Kirk Dillard
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30033
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|office= Illinois State Senate
 +
|new = no
 +
|party = Republican
 +
|total raised = 246,384
 +
|org1 = Illinois Education Association/I-Pace
 +
|org2 = Illinois Manufacturers Association
 +
|org3 = Cable Television & Communications Association of Illinois
 +
|org4 = Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
 +
|org5 = Arlington Park
 +
|orgamount1 = 18500
 +
|orgamount2 = 6000
 +
|orgamount3 = 5550
 +
|orgamount4 = 5000
 +
|orgamount5 = 4200
 +
|}}
  
Kirk is married to Stephanie Dillard. They have two children and resides in Westmont, Illinois.
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===1996===
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{{SLP donor box 1996
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|name = Dillard
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|full Name = Kirk Dillard  
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=29638
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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===Illinois Opportunity Project===
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::''See also: [[Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card]]''
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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."<ref>[https://illinoisopportunity.org/the-project/ Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref><ref name="IOP">[http://illinoisopportunity.org/votecard/ Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013]</ref>
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====2012====
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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"/>
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Kirk and his wife, Stephanie, have two children.
 
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*[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=98&MemberID=1866 Biography, bills and committees] at the 98th Illinois General Assembly
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**Previous sessions: [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1641 97th], [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=96&MemberID=1425 96th], [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=95&MemberID=1212 95th], [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=94&MemberID=985 94th], [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=93&MemberID=723 93rd]
*[http://www.senategop.state.il.us/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=44&Itemid=92 Profile] at Illinois Senate Republicans
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*[http://www.dillard.senategop.org/ Constituency website]
*[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?MemberID=1641 Biography, bills and committees] at the Illinois General Assembly
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*[http://www.electdillard.com/ Campaign website]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142836 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117069 2010 Senate], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116956 2010 Governor], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98656 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79711 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=71050 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=7373 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30405 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30033 1998], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=29638 1996]
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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 is running for Governor of Illinois in 2014. He is seeking the Republican Party nomination in the primary election on March 18, 2014.[4] [1] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Polls

Republican gubernatorial primary - hypothetical match-up
Poll Dan Rutherford Bill BradyBruce RaunerKirk DillardMargin of ErrorSample Size
Capitol Fax/We Ask America Poll
(June 20, 2013)
22%18%12%11%38%+/-2.81,310
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

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]

2010

2010 Race for Governor - Republican Primary [9]
Candidates Percentage
Adam Andrzekewski (R) 14.5%
Green check mark.jpg Bill Brady (R) 20.3%
Kirk Dillard (R) 20.2%
Andy McKenna (R) 19.3%
Dan Proft (R) 7.7%
Jim Ryan (R) 17.0%
Robert Schillerstorm (R) 1.0%
Total votes 767,485

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.[10]


Illinois State Senate, District 24 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kirk Dillard (R) 80,766

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dillard is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Dillard raised a total of $5,938,665 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[11]

Kirk Dillard's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 24 Won $762,369
2010 Illinois Governor / Illinois State Senate, District 24* Defeated $2,799,407
2008 Illinois State Senate, District 24 Won $376,492
2006 Illinois State Senate, District 24 Won $394,354
2004 Illinois State Senate, District 24 Not up for election $365,876
2002 Illinois State Senate, District 24 Won $411,815
2000 Illinois State Senate, District 24 Not up for election $379,636
1998 Illinois State Senate, District 24 Won $246,384
1996 Illinois State Senate, District 24 Not up for election $202,332
Grand Total Raised $5,938,665
*In 2010, Dillard raised $2,416,439 for the Gubernatorial election, which he lost, and $382,968 for his Senate seat, which was not up for election.

2012

Dillard won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Dillard raised a total of $762,369.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kirk Dillard's campaign in 2012
Illinois Realtors Association$25,150
Ameren$23,000
Illinois Manufacturers Association$17,900
Stand for Children$17,500
Stough Group$15,400
Total Raised in 2012$762,369
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Governor

Dillard lost the election for the Illinois Governor in 2010. During that election cycle, Dillard raised a total of $2,416,439.

State Senate

Dillard was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Dillard raised a total of $382,968.

2008

Dillard won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Dillard raised a total of $376,492.

2006

Dillard won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Dillard raised a total of $394,354.

2004

Dillard was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Dillard raised a total of $365,876.

2002

Dillard won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Dillard raised a total of $411,815.

2000

Dillard was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Dillard raised a total of $379,636.

1998

Dillard won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, Dillard raised a total of $246,384.

1996

Dillard was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Dillard raised a total of $202.

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."[12][13]

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.[13]


Personal

Kirk and his wife, Stephanie, have two children.

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