McCombie takes the helm, names leadership team

House Republican Leader Tony McCombie hit the ground running by announcing her new leadership team today. She has assembled an accomplished group of lawmakers from across the state who will help guide the Republican caucus through the 103rd General Assembly.

McCombie and her team will focus their efforts on restoring checks and balances in state government and protecting the rights and freedoms of Illinois residents. Members of the House Republican Leadership Team include: 

Norine Hammond (Macomb) - Deputy Republican Leader
Leader Norine Hammond has spent her time in the General Assembly focused on improving fiscal accountability. She is a supporter of veterans, higher education and ensuring state agencies deliver high quality services to the people of Illinois.

Ryan Spain (Peoria) - Deputy Republican Leader
Leader Ryan Spain believes Illinoisans deserve strong ethical leadership and led the charge to expel the indicted Michael Madigan from his long-time role as House Speaker. He fought against gerrymandering during the legislative map-making process.

John Cabello (Machesney Park) - Assistant House Republican Leader
Leader John Cabello has served nearly three decades as a police officer and is currently on the roster of the Rockford Police Department. He rejoined the Illinois House of Representatives this week after having previously served from 2012-2021.

C.D. Davidsmeyer (Jacksonville) - Assistant House Republican Leader
A supporter of mom-and-pop business owners, Leader C.D. Davidsmeyer works to make sure Illinois laws and regulations don’t force the state’s small businesses to close their doors.

Jackie Haas (Kankakee) - Assistant House Republican Leader
With more than 30 years of experience working as a social worker in underserved communities, Leader Jackie Haas is a strong proponent of improving public health and safety, as well as addressing the state’s larger systemic fiscal issues.

Mike Marron (Fithian) - Assistant House Republican Leader
Leader Mike Marron is a small business owner and operates a family farm with his father in rural Vermilion County. His experience as a business owner and farmer provides him with keen insight into the issues facing rural Illinois.

Charlie Meier (Okawville) - Assistant House Republican Leader
During his time in office, Leader Charlie Meier has been vocal in his support for the agricultural community that fuels Illinois’ economy and the well-being of individuals with disabilities.

Brad Stephens (Rosemont) - Assistant House Republican Leader
Leader Brad Stephens brings his experience as CEO of Rosemont, one of the most successful municipalities in the nation to the statehouse.

Jeff Keicher (Sycamore) - Conference Chair
Leader Jeff Keicher’s positive energy is contagious and appreciated by his colleagues. As a leader in both the public and private sectors, Jeff seeks first to listen and understand a problem before offering solutions, earning him a reputation as a bipartisan problem-solver.

Patrick Windhorst (Metropolis) - Floor Leader
Leader Patrick Windhorst has been a leading voice in the legislature opposing unconstitutional measures like ending cash bail and restricting the rights of law-abiding gun owners.