Eight new and returning Senate Republican lawmakers were sworn in Jan. 14 in the Senate Chambers, during the official convening of the 99th General Assembly. Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis administered the oath of office.
Two Republican lawmakers were sworn in to serve their first full term in the Senate—Senator Neil Anderson from Rock Island and Senator Chris Nybo from Elmhurst. Six returning Senate Republican lawmakers were also sworn in: Senator Matt Murphy (27th District), Senator Tim Bivins (45th District), Senator Michael Connelly (21st District), Senator Kyle McCarter (54th District), Senator Karen McConnaughay (33rd District), Senator Matt Murphy (27th District) and Senator Chapin Rose (51st District).
Neil Anderson now represents the 36th Senate District. Spanning from Savanna to Sterling and Rock Island, the 36th District includes portions of Rock Island, Whiteside, Carroll, and Henry Counties.
Chris Nybo was sworn in as the State Senator for the 24th District. He has served in the Senate since August 2014, and previously served two years in the House of Representatives. The 24th Senate District includes all or parts of the communities of Clarendon Hills, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, Lisle, Lombard, Oak Brook, Oak Brook Terrace, Westmont, Wheaton, Western Springs and Willowbrook in DuPage and Cook counties.