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Thursday, April 23, 2020
Rep. Windhorst Wants Governor to Implement Regional Approach to Reopening Economy

METROPOLIS – On Thursday, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced a 30-day extension of a disaster declaration beginning May 1 that includes a continuation of most stay-at-home orders. However, the governor…


Saturday, January 11, 2020
Windhorst Weekly – January 11, 2020

Dear Friend, Since taking the oath of office as State Representative of the 118th district in January 2019, I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly in Illinois…


Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Southern Illinois House Republicans Offer Summer Reading Program for Elementary Students

METROPOLIS – State Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) is excited to announce the start of the 2021 “Once Upon a Time” Summer Reading Program for students in 1st through 4th grades….


Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Last Minute State Budget Passes House on Partisan Vote, Windhorst Votes No

SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) voted to oppose legislation creating the Illinois FY 2022 state budget late Monday night of Memorial Day. Windhorst says the last-minute move by…


Monday, May 31, 2021
Southern Illinois Republican Legislators Oppose Partisan Election Reform Bill

SPRINGFIELD – Late in the evening on Memorial Day Monday, the Illinois House took up a surprise and controversial measure that greatly expands and reforms the Illinois elections code. Southern Illinois…


Monday, May 31, 2021
Rep. Windhorst Supports Ethics Reform Legislation, Says More Work Left to Do

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) released the following statement after ethics legislation passed the Illinois House on Monday night. “I was a member of the Illinois General Assembly’s Joint…


Saturday, May 29, 2021
Controversial K-12 Sexual Education Legislation Heads to Governor after Partisan Vote – Reps. Severin, Windhorst, and Jacobs Vote No

SPRINGFIELD – Southern Illinois Republican House members voted in opposition to a controversial bill they say will lead schools to teach age-inappropriate sexual education curriculum. State Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) says…


Thursday, May 6, 2021
Windhorst Passes Heart Health Awareness Resolution

SPRINGFIELD – 118th District State Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) passed HR 126 through the Illinois House this week. The House Resolution acknowledges the importance of heart health and the need…


Thursday, April 29, 2021
Windhorst Legislation Clears Illinois House – Three Bills Head to the Senate

SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) announced this week he has successfully passed three bills through the Illinois House. The 118th district State Representative says he is happy to…


Thursday, April 8, 2021
State Rep. Patrick Windhorst Named Public Official of the Year by Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police

METROPOLIS – The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police announced this week that State Representative Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) has been named one of two “Public Officials of the Year.”  Windhorst…


Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Rep. Windhorst Issues Statement on Joppa Coal-Fired Power Plant Closure Announcement

METROPOLIS – State Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) issued the following statement today following news released by Vistra Energy regarding moving up the closure date of its Joppa coal-fired power plant…


Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Windhorst Committee Assignments Reflect Legal Expertise, Commitment to Ethics Reform

METROPOLIS – State Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) is in just his 2nd term as 118th district State Representative, but the sophomore lawmaker is proving to be an integral piece of…