McCombie vows to pursue government accountability as District 71 representative
Republican state House candidate Tony McCombie, running to represent District 71 which includes Rock Island, wants to reinstate responsibility in Springfield alongside the linked issues of imposing term limits and redistricting for the Land of Lincoln.
To that end, McCombie recently championed her vision of civic obligation essential to any elected position via her website.
"Tony believes that her duty as an elected official is to serve those she represents,” according to her statement. “Illinois has seen enough career politicians. It is time for a state representative who will be a public servant and support term limits, redistricting reform and holding government accountable.”
McCombie has championed conscientiousness throughout this campaign year. She strongly supports term limits, saying that while public servants are initially chosen to represent their jurisdictions, Illinois’ current system is “broken” in having allowed career politicians to remain in power for decades on end.
“It’s time for our lawmakers to be accountable to us,” she said.
In addition, McCombie favors map redistricting, witnessing the struggle between political entities for much of this year -- which culminated in a recent defeat of the Independent Map Amendment by the state Supreme Court. During the campaign, she stood by Gov. Bruce Rauner, who said that both term limits and fair maps would “give the people of Illinois more control over our broken political system.”
McCombie wears several hats as owner of Blue Appraisals LLC and as the mayor of Savanna. She maintains active involvement in local organizations, including Savanna MAPPING, the Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Illinois Mayors Association.
“As your next state representative, I will be a strong voice for the political reforms we need to get our government working for us again,” McCombie said.
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