McCombie Honors Local Female Leaders

House Minority Tony McCombie welcomed two guests from her district to Springfield this week as part of the House Republicans annual Emerging Women Leaders Recognition Event. The event brought together over 50 guests from across the state, to recognize local leaders, support women, and celebrate meaningful contributions to build a better Illinois.

McCombie’s guests, Roberta Smith and Lara Tallman, were nominated to attend based on their contributions to the 89th District Community. They both joined her in Springfield earlier this week at the event, which included a keynote address by Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lisa Holder White; a Listening Session with Leader McCombie including special guest Illinois Lieutenant Governor Julianna Stratton; recognition during session of the House of Representatives from the Speaker’s Gallery; and a tour of the Illinois Capitol with the Architect of the Capitol Andrea Aggertt.

“It was a great day to have two amazing women, who are driven to support other women, improve our local community, and contribute to the greater good,” said McCombie. “Both of the women who attended this week’s event were chosen from an impressive bunch of leaders from my community—and I am looking forward to getting all of the nominees together to celebrate their accomplishments in June.”

While this week’s event in Springfield gathered women from across the state, brought to the Capitol by their own state Representatives, McCombie will be hosting an additional event to celebrate all the women who were nominated in her district to participate in the 2023 Emerging Women Leaders Recognition Event. In total, the Representative had over 21 nominations of impressive female leaders, a deserving group that will be recognized.