State Representative Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) was appointed to serve on a state panel that will review and hear challenges to the recent appointment of Eva-Dina Delgado to the House of Representatives. Delgado was selected to fill the vacancy of State Representative Luis Arroyo. Arroyo resigned late last year amidst an ethics scandal tied to a wide-spread federal corruption investigation. House Republican Leader Jim Durkin and House Democrat Anne Stava-Murray both filed official challenges to Delgado’s appointment.
Representative Windhorst will serve on the bipartisan committee with Republican State Representatives John Cabello, Avery Bourne, and Blaine Wilhour, and Democrat State Representatives Emanuel Chris Welch (chair), Kelly Burke, John Connor, Fred Crespo and LaToya Greenwood. The group will meet for the first time on Tuesday, February 25 to establish the procedure and rules for the challenge process.
“As a member of the qualifications challenge committee, I’ll be reviewing evidence and listening to testimony regarding Rep. Delgado’s recent appointment,” Rep. Windhorst said. “The public needs to have confidence that the appointment of the new representative was conducted appropriately and according to the law.”