Born in Elmhurst, Senator 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, and has been actively involved as a soccer referee with AYSO, the Knights of Columbus, and Immaculate Conception Parish.
Sen. Nybo and his wife, Faye, live in Elmhurst with their three children: Connor, Olivia, and Allison.
He previously served in the Illinois House and before that was an Elmhurst Alderman. While in the Illinois House from 2011-2013, Nybo 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 workers’ compensation to make it easier to do business in Illinois.
In August, 2014, he was selected to replace retiring Sen. Kirk Dillard, who resigned to become chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority.
Senator Nybo’s commitment to community service led to his selection as a Harry S. Truman Scholar by the United States Government.
As a practicing attorney, he assists small and large businesses on a variety of employment-related matters.
Shortly after being sworn in as State Senator, Nybo was appointed to serve as the spokesperson for the Senate’s State Government and Veterans Affairs Committee. He also serves on the Judiciary, Transportation, Energy and Executive Appointments committees.