Tony McCombie

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Republican Sycamore State Representative Jeff Keicher is praising the new House Republican Leader elect, Tony McCombie (MIC-cohm-bee) of Savanna, who will be the first woman to lead a caucus in the Illinois House of Representatives.

Keicher says that McCombie acted as mentor for him when he was first elected and has the energy and ideas to lead the House Republicans.

McCombie is replacing outgoing leader Jim Durkin, of Western Springs, who did not seek another term as House Leader.

Keicher represents the 70th Illinois House District which includes Hinckley, Big Rock, and Sugar Grove.