In January 2023, Representative Tony McCombie began her fourth term of office as State Representative and first term as House Republican Leader. McCombie is the first woman to serve as House Republican Leader in Illinois. Before serving in the Illinois House, McCombie served as a City Alderperson and Mayor for the City of Savanna, Illinois.
McCombie was born and primarily raised in Savanna and graduated from Western Illinois University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts with concentrations in Business and Sociology. Additionally, McCombie has started her Master’s in Public Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a small business owner, owning and operating Blue Appraisals, and is self-employed as a realtor with Mel Foster Company.
As a legislator, McCombie is focused on job creation, property tax relief, and improved government accountability. McCombie greatly enjoys working with residents throughout her district and has logged tens of thousands of in-district travel miles since being elected in 2016.
She has been married to her husband, Curt, since 2006. He is a lab technician at IFF in Thomson, IL. Together, they enjoy all types of outdoor activities with their friends and family.