The Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ (AIEC) board of directors unanimously selected three Illinois legislators to receive its 2020 Illinois Electric Cooperative (IEC) Public Service Award. The award is given annually to those who support electric cooperatives, consumer-members, and cooperative principles and through their work on key committees. The awards, usually presented at the AIEC annual meeting, will be given to them in their districts later this year.
State Representative Tony McCombie (R-71) began serving the legislature in 2017. Since taking office, she has been a champion of the electric cooperative program and the co-ops in her district. She is a member of the House Cities & Villages, Higher Education, Economic Opportunity & Equity, Judiciary, Cybersecurity, and Transportation committees. The 71st district includes the service territory of Jo-Carroll Energy, Galena.