Rep. Tony McCombie selected to join Edgar Fellows
Illinois state Rep. Tony McCombie (R-Savanna) is one of 41 emerging leaders from across the state selected to be a 2019 Class of Edgar Fellow.
The Edgar Fellows program is a highly selective leadership seminar that will convene this year for four days in Champaign beginning Aug. 4.
“It is truly an honor to be chosen to participate in the Edgar Fellows Program,” McCombie said in a press release. “This is a valuable opportunity to engage with and grow alongside Illinois’ brightest young leaders. Together, we can bridge the partisan and geographic divide that too often separates Illinoisans from each other.”
Named after former Illinois republican Gov. Jim Edgar, the Edgar Fellows program is designed to influence attitudes and foster mutual understanding while highlighting the goal of facilitating bipartisan and cross-regional cooperation. Fellows include elected and appointed officials from all levels of government, as well as Illinoisans who have distinguished themselves in the business world and civic affairs.
Hosted by Edgar and the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs, the four-day event will feature extensive and focused executive training along with interaction with experienced practitioners and scholars in various major policy areas.
McCombie’s 71st District includes portions of Rock Island, Henry, Carroll and Whiteside counties.