Savanna…State Representative Tony McCombie (IL-71st) will be hosting traveling office hours in Rock Falls on February 7.

“As State Representative one of my main goals is to serve my constituents,” said Rep. McCombie. “I look forward to hearing the concerns of the residents of Whiteside County.”

Rep. McCombie’s traveling office hours will be held on February 7, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls City Hall located at 603 W 10th St, Rock Falls.

If you live in the area and have concerns, suggestions or problems related to state government, residents are encouraged to stop by and talk with a representative from Rep. McCombie’s office. McCombie will continue to hold traveling office hours in communities across the district in order to be more accessible to constituents. Constituents may schedule an appointment by calling (815) 632-7384.

Springfield…. Following the Governor’s annual State of the State address today, State Representative Tony McCombie (IL-71st) expressed optimism that Republicans and Democrats will work together by building on past successes, and respecting each other’s priorities and compromising to address the many issues facing the state.

In his speech, the governor highlighted accomplishments that were achieved together such as The Future Energy Jobs Bill and the commitment to fully fund K-12 Schools. These accomplishments will have a positive impact on our economy and environment for years to come. The Governor also stressed the importance of growing our economy faster than our government spending and we can do that by putting the people of Illinois first.

“Despite the state’s budget impasse, the Governor and the General Assembly worked together to save jobs and communities by keeping Exelon open and fully funding K-12 education at the levels promised” said Representative McCombie. “I am optimistic that Republicans and Democrats will respectfully come together to find common ground and build on past successes. No doubt, we have many challenges ahead, but I look forward to the opportunity to work with my colleagues to tackle our budget impasse, improve our aging infrastructure, develop new funding formulas for K-12, and find ways to make Illinois a better place to live and work.”
Springfield, IL – Today Tony McCombie (R-Savanna) took the official oath of office at University of Illinois at Springfield’s Sangamon Auditorium in Springfield, marking the start of the 100th General Assembly.

“I want to thank the people of the 71st District and express just how proud I am to serve them in the General Assembly,” said McCombie. “Being their voice in Springfield is a privilege and a responsibility that I do not take lightly. I have already begun reaching out to community leaders to hear the needs of the district, what issues are of the greatest concern, and how I can help solve problems for our region.”

Due to the lack of a budget, the state of Illinois is facing unprecedented challenges with day-to-day operations, a shrinking population, and continued job loss. In the face of these challenges, McCombie has prioritized economic development, education funding, and strong constituent service as her top priorities.

“As a mayor and small businesswoman, I know how to balance a budget,” McCombie continued. “Illinois needs a budget that is truly balanced while fully funding education, protecting taxpayers, and creating a climate that promotes job creation.”

McCombie was elected to serve the 71st House District this past November. The district covers parts of Carroll, Whiteside, Henry and Rock Island counties.

Representative McCombie will be opening her district office, located at 9317 IL Route 84, Savanna, IL, in January. She and her staff will also regularly hold open mobile office hours district-wide starting in Spring 2017.