McCombie becomes first woman elected to lead HRO
State Rep. Tony McCombie (R-Savanna) has been elected House Republican Organization (HRO) Chairperson, making the veteran legislator the first GOP female to hold the position.
McCombie, who once served as mayor of Savanna, will be responsible for guiding the campaign operations of the HRO, along with candidate recruitment and fundraising for the 2020 election cycle.
"Illinois is in desperate need of reforms that will help move the state forward, and it is our responsibility to ensure that we are running the best campaigns and candidates to make these reforms a reality," McCombie said in a press release. "It is an honor to be elected as HRO Chairman, and I look forward to working with all members of the Republican Party to win more seats in 2020."
House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) expressed excitement over having McCombie in the mix.
"As the Illinois Republican Party looks ahead to the next election cycle, Tony is a great choice to grow our party and bring great, electable candidates into the fold," he said in the release.