Letter: Chris Nybo Asks Supporters to Welcome Dillard

The following is a letter to the editor from Chris Nybo following his defeat for State Senate District 24.

I would like to extend my congratulations to Senator Kirk Dillard in his victory this past Tuesday. On account of redistricting, we all faced difficult decisions and very unfortunate contests. While the race was spirited, it has been decided by the voters and they have decided on Senator Dillard. 

I welcome him into the new communities that I represent and ask that all of the people who supported me, welcome him as enthusiastically as I am. It's time to make sure that our party brings a unified voice to Springfield to accomplish the serious business of getting our state back on track. I believe Senator Dillard will be a leader in that effort as my new State Senator.


Chris Nybo

Candidate for State Senate District 24

Kevin Fitzpatrick March 25, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Milton PD, i.e. follow the examples of Representative Chris Nybo and Senator Dillard.
Mike Iwema March 28, 2012 at 03:22 AM
"Political aspiring punk" is certainly not a phrase I would use to describe Representative Nybo. In my experience, he has always been a smart, kind person and a great legislator. Being a good legislator means listening to your constituents, and that is exactly what the Nybo team did on election night. We listened to the voters, and the voters chose Senator Dillard. Supporting your opponent after a primary is not an 'about face', as long as you are supporting who your constituents chose.
MIKE April 10, 2012 at 10:06 AM
Nybo was a gracious loser and Dilliard is the winner. Why all the negative vibes about Chris, he has served elmhurst well as former alderman and now rep. Let it go gentlemen.
Sunnysider June 02, 2012 at 11:50 PM
You mean 1/2 term Alderman Nybo....I've lived in the 5th Ward for 40 years and seen many Alderman come and go ( all of them served a full term) all of them were more effective then Chris Nybo. And now our Mayor wants to spit his time between us and the county.
Kevin Fitzpatrick June 12, 2012 at 05:13 PM
Not so sunnysider, He served all but 3 months of his 4 year term and was sworn in to serve as State Rep. He continued serving the same constituents (of the 5th Ward) and many more from Riverside on the east to Lombard on the west; approx. 110K people. You can criticize based on facts, but 1/2 term is a huge exaggeration. Be critical if you'd like, but be fair.


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