Oct 19, 2018
McCombie Endorsed by The Chicago Tribune
House Republicans in 2016 picked up this district that runs along the Mississippi River west of Sterling. Tony McCombie, the former Savanna mayor, has proved to be independent. She voted against the Democrat-led 32 percent income tax hike in 2017, yet she sided with Democrats on several votes supporting townships, a layer of government we have long advocated dissolving.
We’ll forgive her for that: Outside the Chicago area, township government often is considered an important service provider.
McCombie’s voting record represents the way out of the state’s fiscal mess: disciplined spending, growing the business community and opposing tax hikes that chase jobs across the river into Iowa. McCombie is endorsed.
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