McCombie underscores commitment to education with visit to afterschool group
State Rep. Tony McCombie (R-Savanna) visited Rock Island High School on Oct. 24 to address the Rocky Riveters after-school group.
According to an article on McCombie’s website, the group “meets after school to discuss books, listen to local speakers and work on service projects.”
McCombie, a Savanna native, discussed her path to becoming a state representative and answered questions about issues and her political work in Springfield.
The word “riveters” in the group’s name stands for “Rock Island voices ensuring their equal rights are secure.” Last year, according to the article, local elementary schools received donated books with “female lead characters” from the group.
McCombie won re-election Nov. 6 by a 59 percent to 41 percent margin, drawing 23,810 votes; her opponent, Joan Padilla, garnered 16,736.
McCombie has long stressed the value of education in her campaign, pointing out that education is foundational for successful workers and a growing economy. On her website, the legislator says she supports an “evidence-based funding formula” and vocational training.
The 71st District covers the communities of Colona, East Moline, Fulton, Moline, Morrison, Prophetstown, Rock Falls, Savanna, Silvis and Sterling.