Dillard outspends Nybo in 24th District State Senate primary
Chris Nybo (left) and Kirk Dillard
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To Kirk Dillard from Jan. 1 to March 31:
$15,000: Illinois Political Action Committee for Education
$10,000: Illinois Federation of Teachers Committee on Political Education
$10,000: Stand for Children Illinois PAC
$7,500: Illinois Lunch Pail Republicans
$5,000: CT & C IL Political Action Committee
$5,000: Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois Political Action Committee
$5,000: Manufacturers Political Action Committee
$5,000: Realtor Political Action Committee
To Chris Nybo from Jan. 1 to March 31:
$3,000: Presidential Coalition, LLC
$1,000: Intl Brotherhood of Electrical
$1,000: Thomas Canale, consultant, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company.
$1,000: Sony Hizon, retired, Oakbrook Terrace
$1,000: Steve Kotarba, managing director, Alvarez & Marsal
$1,000: John Sith, financial advisor, Merrill Lynch, Clarendon Hills
$1,000: Mark Sutter, attorney, Sutter & Ori, LLC
$950: Barbara Nybo
$900: Erik Nybo
Updated: May 28, 2012 8:13AM
Incumbent Kirk Dillard outspent challenger Chris Nybo by more than a 2-to-1 margin in the campaign leading up to the March 20 Republican primary for the newly-drawn 24th State Senate District.
Dillard defeated Nybo convincingly, 19,145 to 11,928.
Financial reports for the period Jan. 1-March 31 from the Illinois State Board of Elections show Dillard spent $248,129, compared to $103,654 by Nybo.
Dillard also received substantially more financial support for his campaign during the same period. The incumbent from Hinsdale had contributions totaling $240,450, and Nybo had $42,604. Dillard’s campaign financial report also shows $30,446 from in-kind contributions, which are noncash contributions that can be given a cash value. Nybo’s in-kind contributions totaled $478.
Dillard’s largest in-kind contribution was $7,700 from United Airlines, which paid for the use of a skybox, including food and drink, at a Jan. 12 Soldier Field fundraiser for Dillard. The donation of the use of a car by an auto dealerships during a campaign is a common in-kind contribution, Dillard said.
Dillard said the redistricting resulted in him spending more than a typical campaign.
New legislative maps were drawn following the 2010 Census. The new boundaries cut off the western part of the district, which used to include Naperville, moved the northern boundary to include Elmhurst and extended the district east into Western Springs.
“The district was drawn in favor of Rep. Nybo; 80 percent was new to me, and I had to get my name known better to the new constituency,” Dillard said. “Also, Rep. Nybo is from Elmhurst, which is 2 ½ times bigger than Hinsdale, where I’m from.”
Dillard’s largest contribution was $15,000 from the Illinois Political Action Committee for Education, a group exists to elect individuals to the Illinois General Assembly, statewide offices, and local school boards.
Dillard had $91,767 available at the beginning of the reporting period, and had $84,088 in available funds as of March 31. He will face Democrat A. Ghani in November.
On Nybo’s ledger, he had a beginning balance of $65,332 Jan. 1 and added $42,604 in additional contributions through March 31. His expenditures for Jan. 1-March 31 were $103,653, leaving him with a March 31 fund balance of $4,282.
Nybo also has five itemized debts, totaling $30,000. All of those are to Barbara and Laurence Nybo.