Kirk Dillard

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Kirk Dillard
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Illinois State Senate District 24
In office
1993 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 22
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$132/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Judge, Illinois Court of Claims
1987 - 1990
Bachelor'sWestern Illinois University (1977)
J.D.DePaul University (1982)
Date of birthJune 1, 1955
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
ProfessionPartner, Locke, Lord, Bissell & Liddell
Office website
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Kirk Dillard is a 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".

Dillard graduated with his Bachelor's degree from Western Illinois in 1977 and his Juris Doctorate degree from DePaul Law in 1982.

Dillard was a Republican candidate for Illinois Governor in the 2010 election.[1] He lost in the primary election.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Dillard has been appointed to these committees:


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



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 Democrat A. Ghani in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]


Dillard was endorsed by Family-Pac.[5]


On November 4, 2008, Republican Kirk Dillard won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 24. He ran unopposed receiving 80,766 votes.[6]

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

Campaign donors


In 2008, Dillard collected $376,492 in donations.[7]

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

District 24

Dillard represents Illinois Senate District 24. District 24 includes Western Chicago suburbs including Downers Grove, LaGrange, and Westmont[8].


Kirk is married to Stephanie Dillard. They have two children and resides in Westmont, Illinois.

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