From the reelection campaign of Senator Kirk Dillard…
At the York Township Republican Committeemen meeting, Illinois State Senator and long-time Elmhurst Police Chief John Millner (R-Carol Stream) endorsed Senator Kirk Dillard (R-Westmont) in Dillard’s race for re-election to the 24th Senatorial District. Millner is also a Past President of the Illinois Police Chiefs Association.
Calling Dillard one of Illinois finest legislators, and a friend of all of the communities in DuPage County, Millner cited Dillard’s accomplishments, especially in the areas of accountability/transparency, fiscal policies and law enforcement.
“Sen. Kirk Dillard is the voice of DuPage County in Springfield and we must have his valuable experience in stopping the tax, spend and borrowing agenda,” Millner said.
Dillard sponsored Illinois’ first campaign finance/ethics reforms in 25 years, and was the sponsor of the law creating the Illinois Internet Portal to disclose online every salary, contract, tax break and tax deadbeats.
Millner emphasized Dillard is tough on crime. Dillard was the chief sponsor of many landmark pieces of legislation; a new law banning sex offenders from practicing medicine in Illinois, the truth-in-sentencing law to make sure felons serve their full sentences, mandatory DNA testing of all felons, the “Safe to Learn” Act ensuring school safety, and Dillard authored the first statute outlawing date rape or designer drugs, bolstered public access to Internet information about sexual predators, and established and improved the Amber Alert Child Emergency Location system in Illinois. Dillard was named “Legislator of the Year” by the Illinois State Crime Commission and the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation presented Senator Dillard with its “Champion of Justice Award” for his efforts.
Millner emphasized that, “Kirk Dillard is one of the most respected individuals in the Capitol and needs to be returned on behalf of our DuPage County Communities.”