Sep 30, 2016

McCombie Named to RSLC’s “16 in ’16: Races to Watch” List

SAVANNA, IL – A close race for IL-71st State Representative has garnered national attention. This week Mayor Tony McCombie was named to the latest round of the Republican State Leadership Committee’s (RSLC) “16 in ’16: Races to Watch” list, which recognizes the RSLC’s Future Majority Project (FMP) and Right Women, Right Now (RWRN) candidates who are identified as rising stars in the party in must-watch races. The RSLC’s FMP and RWRN initiatives aim to identify, recruit and support new diverse and women candidates at the state level.

“It is remarkable to me that this race is getting so much attention, but it appears to be as important to the state as it is to our region to see significant changes in the Illinois State House. I am honored that our effort to bring solid leadership back to western Illinois has been chosen as an RSLC race to watch. It is a diverse list of really qualified candidates, and I am excited to be chosen,” said McCombie. “My campaign is about making sure we have good jobs, great schools, and real opportunities for families to thrive in western Illinois. We can’t have that with leaders who care more about insiders and special interests in Springfield and Chicago than they do about the people here at home. We have all had enough of that, and it’s time for a change.”

The RSLC’s “16 in ’16 Races to Watch” are:

  • Steve Montenegro – Arizona Senate District 13
  • Maria Syms – Arizona House District 28
  • Jessica Sandgren – Colorado House District 31
  • George Logan – Connecticut Senate District 17
  • Emanuela Palmares – Connecticut House District 110
  • La Mar Gunn – Delaware Lieutenant Governor
  • Tony McCombie – Illinois House District 71
  • Melinda Hill – Kentucky House District 20
  • Joyce Maker – Maine Senate District 6
  • Shane Hernandez – Michigan House District 83
  • Lesley Robinson – Montana Lieutenant Governor
  • Vicki Chavez – New Mexico House District 32
  • Tamie Tlustos-Arnold – Oregon Senate District 25
  • Lori Chavez-DeRemer – Oregon House District 51
  • Janice Huxford – Washington House District 44 A
  • Nancy Reagan Foster – West Virginia House District 38

Read more at the RSLC Blog, Here.

Also, read more about Tony Here.