Former state Rep. Chris Nybo of Elmhurst announced Monday tht he will be a candidate in the March 18 Republican primary for the 24th District State Senate seat being vacated by Kirk Dillard.
Dillard, who is out of the mix because he is seeking the Republican nomination for governor, already endorsed Rep. Dennis Reboletti, R-45th, of Elmhurst, as his replacement. Dillard defeated Nybo in 2012.
Nybo has been considering a bid for Senate for several months and said in a release that doing something about the state’s pension crisis remains his top priority.
“Many politicians, including Republicans, oppose any genuine effort to fix this mess,” he said. “We need to make sure our legislators from here in DuPage County stand strong in confronting these problems and finding solutions.”
Nybo said another mission as a state senator would be to help create jobs and end practices that hamper business growth in Illinois.
Nybo served the 41st District in the Illinois House of Representatives from 2011-2013, He lives in Elmhurst with his wife, Faye, and children, Connor, Olivia and Allison. He works as an attorney, assisting businesses with employment-related issues.