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Tony McCombie will seek 89th District House seat

Morrison Mayor Everett Pannier (right) welcomes fellow mayor and 71st District state representative candidate Tony McCombie and her entourage during her stop in Morrison on Saturday. McCombie and her family and friends continued on to Rock Falls, Sterling, Colona and Moline.

SAVANNA — Tony McCombie said Tuesday she was seeking the Republican nomination for the 89th District.

Under redistricting, her Savanna home is in the 89th. She has served as the 71st District representative since 2017.

The primary is June 28.

The 89th District includes Carroll, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Stephenson, Boone, Winnebago and DeKalb counties.

“I look forward to introducing myself, listening and earning the support of all voters who crave a better direction for Illinois,” said McCombie in a news release. “I’m guided by conservative principles, common sense and am committed to delivering results.”

Tony McCombie, who has served three terms as a state representative for the 71st District, will run in the Republican primary for the 89th District seat.

McCombie owes Blue Appraisals LLC, which appraises real estate in Iowa and Illinois, and she also serves as a broker of real estate with Mel Foster Co. The Western Illinois University graduate was a member of the Savanna City Council and then mayor of Savanna.

McCombie said her legislative priorities remain education, job growth, ethics reform, and public safety.

McCombie first won a legislative seat in 2016, defeating incumbent Mike Smiddy. She has twice fended off challenges by Joan Padilla in 2018 and 2020.

Troy Taylor

Troy E. Taylor

Was named editor for Saukvalley.com and the Gazette and Telegraph in 2021. An Illinois native, he has been a reporter or editor in daily newspapers since 1989.