Dillard announces re-election bid for Illinois Senate

Westmont, IL

Illinois State Senator Kirk Dillard (R-Westmont) announced today that he has filed nomination petitions to run for the 24th Senatorial District in the March 20, 2012 Primary Election.

Dillard has represented the 24th District since 1995, and his district office is located at 1S. Cass Ave. in Westmont.

He said he will run on his record of uncompromising integrity, unique experience in state government and outstanding service to the local communities he represents.

“I have outlined a vision to make Illinois a ‘Destination Economy’ for job creators and create a ‘Best in Class’ education system,”  Dillard stated in the release. “I still have a burning desire to make Illinois work again. My enthusiasm for serving in the General Assembly is as strong today as it was when I originally announced my candidacy in front of the grade school I attended.”

Dillard credited himself with legislation that was approved to implement the new labor work rules to keep McCormick Place in Chicago the finest convention center in the world, and Medicaid reforms which will save the state hundreds of millions of dollars and allow this government program to run more like a private business. He also said he passed a resolution to begin the creation of a cable television channel geared towards military veterans.

 “I want to continue to lead the Republicans’ efforts to block (Governor) Pat Quinn from borrowing more money, roll back the Democrat’s ‘temporary’ massive income tax hike, finally abolish the controversial legislative scholarship program and reform our unsustainable public pension system,” Dillard said.

Municipalities included in the newly redistricted 24th Senate District are Burr Ridge, Clarendon Hills, Darien, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Lisle, Lombard, Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, Westmont, Wheaton, Western Springs and Willowbrook.

Dillard resides in Hinsdale, where he lives with his wife Stephanie and their two young daughters.