Senator Chris Nybo has served in served in the
Senate since August 2014. He is the Spokesperson for the Senate’s
Financial Institutions Committee, and also sits on the Energy and Public
Utilities, Judiciary, Revenue, Transportation, and Criminal Law
committees. He has also been asked to serve on the Senate Special Committee on Oversight of Medicaid Managed Care.
He previously served in the House of Representatives, and
before that was an Elmhurst Alderman.
In the Legislature, Nybo has successfully led
efforts expanding the availability of life-saving allergy medicine for school
children (known as the Epi-Pen Law), prohibiting politicians from putting their
names and faces on taxpayer-funded signs (known as the Blagojevich Billboard
Ban), and reforming Illinois’ workers’ compensation and pension laws.
Born in Elmhurst, Nybo is a lifelong resident of
DuPage County. He graduated from Fenwick High School, Dartmouth College, and
the University of Chicago Law School. He has served on the Board of the
Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities, has been a soccer referee
and coach with AYSO, and has been actively involved with the Knights of
Columbus and Immaculate Conception Parish. His commitment to community service
led to his selection as a Harry S. Truman Scholar by the United States government.
As a business attorney, he assists small and large
companies on a variety of employment-related matters. In 2015, he was
selected by Chicago Magazine as one of the youngest Illinois Super
Lawyers in the employment practice area, an honor given to the top 5% of all
attorneys in Illinois.
Senator Nybo and his wife, Faye, live in Elmhurst
with their three children: Connor, Olivia, and Allison.