Former State Rep. Bob Biggins, State Sen. John Millner, State Sen. Karen McConnaughay, State Sen. Matt Murphy, former State Sen. Kirk Dillard, State Sen. Chris Nybo & wife, Senate Minority Leader Chris Radogno, State Sen. Mike Connelly and State Sen. Karen Althoff at Nybo's swearing in ceremony - Photo by David S. Olsen
LOMBARD – Surrounded by family, friends and supporters, State Sen. Chris Nybo (R-Elmhurst) was sworn into represent the 24th Senate District Wednesday.
“It’s a great honor to have been selected to be the new 24th District Senator, and I look forward to representing the constituents in the fine tradition of my predecessor, Senator Kirk Dillard,” Nybo said. “Our state is in need of serious leadership and reform. I pledge to be that voice in Springfield.”
The oath of office was administered by DuPage County Circuit Judge Brian McKillip. Also attending the official ceremony was Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont), former Sen. Dillard and other local legislators.
Nybo told the crowd that Illinois is drowning in debt with record-high unemployment, unsustainable pensions, and pervasive corruption, but policymakers can’t quit on the job.
“Too many people are willing to say our state is sunk. I believe Illinois can survive and we can thrive. I love this state and I’m honored to have the ability to serve it again. I will work as hard as I can to get us back on the right track to create jobs, restore our state’s fiscal health and help Illinois become the kind of state we deserve to be,” Nybo said. “I will never give up on the State of Illinois, and I will never give up on you.”
Sen. Nybo and his wife, Faye, live in Elmhurst with their three children: Connor, 10; Olivia, 7; and Allison, 4.