Springfield…On Wednesday, newly minted 118th district State Representative Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) was sworn-in to serve as 118th district State Representative in the 101st General Assembly. Windhorst begins his first term as a member of the super-minority at a critical time in the history of the State of Illinois. Windhorst says he is grateful for the opportunity to serve, and says he is eager to begin working to solve Illinois’ biggest challenges.
“Today is a day of celebration and ceremony as we begin a new General Assembly,” Windhorst said. “I am particularly thankful to my wife Holly, and to my daughter and son for making the trip to Springfield for today’s events. I could not have run for public office without their love and support. They have been there for me as state’s attorney, and I know they will be there as we begin this new journey. It is my honor to serve the good people of Southern Illinois. There is much to do and I am ready to tackle the issues in front of us.”
Windhorst was first elected as Massac County State’s Attorney in 2004, four years after graduating from the SIU Carbondale School of Law. As state’s attorney, Windhorst prioritized reducing violent crime and tackling the scourge of drug addiction in Massac County.
Windhorst is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Metropolis Rotary Club, the Shawnee College Foundation Board, the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce, and the Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition. The 118th District includes all or part Alexander, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Pulaski, Pope, Saline, and Union Counties.