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Letters to the Editor

McCombie doesn’t live up to her pledge

Actions speak louder than words. This is my advice to Rep. Tony McCombie. I would like to remind her that she is here to serve the communities she represents. Reviewing her voting record, the people of the district can see quite clearly that you are not living up to what you claim: “I will be a part of solutions necessary to grow and strengthen our state on behalf of our hardworking families and our next generation.” [Sauk Valley Media 9/17/2019]

If this is true, why then did you vote against the bipartisan budget or the bipartisan capital bill? In our next-door neighboring district, Rep. Tom Demmer, R-Dixon, said passing the capital bill was one of the highlights of the session.

You acknowledge approval to other Republicans voting “yes” for these crucial investments. Republican Rep. Margo McDermed of Mokena states, “You can’t build 21st century infrastructure with 1990s money. There isn’t enough efficiency, there isn’t enough reform, you just can’t do it.” She voted “yes”.

You state you voted “no” because Whiteside County wasn’t included. Exactly what part of crossing the aisle do you not understand? Why did you not fight for Whiteside County projects or any other communities in the district? To the voters of the district, we can’t afford another McCombie term.

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