Illinois REALTORS® sworn in as state representatives

Illinois REALTORS® hosted a reception marking the beginning of the 100th General Assembly on Jan. 11, 2017, at the association’s Springfield headquarters. Attending was newly sworn in Rep. Tony McCombie, a REALTOR®. Shown, left to right, are Neil Malone, association Grassroots and Political Programs Manager; Julie Sullivan, Director of Legislative and Political Affairs; Rep. McCombie; Illinois REALTORS® CEO Gary L. Clayton; and Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Greg. St. Aubin.

The winners of November elections for the Illinois House of Representatives were sworn in today in a ceremony at the University of Illinois-Springfield, including newcomer Rep. Tony McCombie (71st District) and incumbents Rep. Sam Yingling (62nd District) and Rep. Mark Batinick (97th District).

All three are members of Illinois REALTORS®.

Illinois REALTORS® Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Greg St. Aubin talks to state Rep. Mark Batinick. Batinick, second from left, is one of several Illinois REALTORS® serving in the House.

McCombie, a REALTOR® since 2003, is a broker for Mel Foster Co. in Savanna and the owner of Blue Appraisals, LLC, a real estate company that serves clients in Illinois and Iowa. She has been the mayor of Savanna, a small town in northwestern Illinois along the Mississippi River. Prior to that, she served on the Savanna City Council.

Batinick was first elected to represent the 97th District in 2014 and won reelection in November 2016 when he ran unopposed. He is a broker associate for RE/MAX Professionals Select in Naperville.

State Rep. Sam Yingling

Yingling, a REALTOR® since 2002, defeated Republican challenger Rod Drobinski. Yingling is part of a family owned business, New Century Real Estate in Round Lake. He began serving his district in 2012 and won reelection in 2014 and 2016. Prior to that, he served as Avon Township supervisor in Lake County.

Also serving in the legislature are Rep. Keith Sommer and Sen. Bill Brady.


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