Senator Chris Nybo has served in the Senate since August 2014 and was appointed to Senate Republican leadership as a Senate Republican Whip in October 2017. He is the Spokesperson for the Senate’s Executive Committee and the Senate’s Financial Institutions Committee, and also sits on the Senate’s Commerce and Economic Development, Energy, Gaming, and Revenue committees. He has also been asked to serve on the Senate’s Special Committee on Oversight of Medicaid Managed Care.
He previously served in the House of Representatives, and before that was an Elmhurst Alderman. Senator Nybo represents portions of Cook and DuPage Counties.
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 by the United States government as a Harry S. Truman Scholar. He is still an active support of the Truman Scholars Association.
As a business attorney, he assists small and large companies on a variety of employment-related matters. From 2015 to 2017, he has been selected by Chicago Magazine as one of the youngest Illinois Super Lawyers, 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.