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Chris Nybo

Chris Nybo is a former Illinois Senator and Representative who developed a reputation as one of the most bipartisan legislators through his collaboration with both Democrats and Republicans.

In the Senate, Chris served as Spokesperson for the influential Senate Executive Committee, where his counterpart was now Senate President Don Harmon. Chris worked closely with President Harmon to pass several important measures, such as the Alternatives to Opioids Act expanding medical cannabis in Illinois and the Firearm Dealer License Certification Act.

Chris also served as Caucus Chair, Spokesperson for the Financial Institutions and Revenue Committees, and a member of key industry committees focused on energy, gaming, healthcare, public utilities, and transportation.

While in the legislature, Chris received awards from the Illinois Health Care Association, the Illinois School Nurses Association, the Cannabis Business Association of Illinois, the Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, and other organizations.

Chris is a Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in government and was named a Truman Scholar. He has a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

Chris has practiced law for over twenty years, starting with a clerkship for the Honorable James Zagel on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois followed by private practice at Chicago-based law firms.