Illinois General Assembly - Senator Biography
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Representative Michael W. Tryon (R) - Previous General Assembly (99th)
66th District
Assistant Republican Leader

Photograph of  Representative  Michael W. Tryon (R)

Springfield Office:
Senator 66th District
203-N 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

Years served: January 2005 - January 2017

Committee assignments: Environment (Republican Spokesperson); Juvenile Justice & System-Involved (Republican Spokesperson); Executive; Labor & Commerce Committee; Revenue & Finance; Renewable Energy & Sustainability; Sales and Other Taxes Subcommittee; Workforce Reconciliation Subcommitt.

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 Representative(s): Karen McConnaughay