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Representative Michael W. Tryon (R) - Previous General Assembly (98th)
66th District
Assistant Republican Leader

Photograph of Representative  Michael W. Tryon (R)

Springfield Office:
200-7N Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-0432
(217) 782-1141 FAX
District Office:
1500 Carlemont
Suite D
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 459-6453
(815) 356-0643 FAX

Years served: January 2005 - Present

Committee assignments: Energy (Republican Spokesperson); Business Growth & Incentives; Environment (Republican Spokesperson); Executive; Mass Transit (Republican Spokesperson); Appropriations-Public Safety.

Biography: Mike Tryon has a degree in Environmental Health Science and owns two water and wastewater testing labs in McHenry County. He served on the McHenry County Board from 1989 until 2004, ending his tenure as County Board Chairman from 1998 through 2004. An advocate for diabetes awareness, Representative Tryon is a founding member of the Illinois Legislative Diabetes Caucus and speaks openly about how he balances a demanding career and his Type II diabetes. Representative Tryon has been honored with many awards and recognitions during his time in the General Assembly, including the Champion of Free Enterprise Award, the Environmental Council Award, the Outstanding Environmental Leadership Award, the Friend of Agriculture Award and the Legislator of the Year Award from the Staffing Services Association of Illinois and from the IL Association of Community Mental Health Authorities. Representative Tryon lives in Crystal Lake with his wife Cathy and three children - Jared, Lauren and Lindsay.

Associated Senator(s): Karen McConnaughay