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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…


Monday, February 22, 2021
Windhorst: After Pritzker’s Signature, Work Needed to Fix Flaws in Criminal Justice Reform Law

METROPOLIS – 118th District State Representative Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) issued the following statement in response to Governor JB Pritzker’s signing of HB 3653 on Monday. The newly signed law is a…


Thursday, February 18, 2021
Rep. Windhorst Welcomes Madigan Resignation, Notes Madigan to Stay as DPI Chair

SPRINGFIELD – 118th District State Representative Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) issued the following statement in response to Mike Madigan’s resignation from the Illinois legislature.  “A key promise I made when running for this…


Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Rep. Windhorst – Pritzker’s FY 2022 Budget Proposal Unfairly Punishes Small Businesses

SPRINGFIELD – 118th District State Representative Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) issued the following statement in response to Governor JB Pritzker’s combined 2021 State of the State and Budget Address. “This address…


Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Rep. Windhorst Votes Against House Rules for 102nd General Assembly

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) issued the following statement today after casting a vote to oppose HR 72, the parliamentary Rules that will govern the business and operations of…


Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Southern Illinois Republican State Representatives Urge JCAR to Reject New Political Activism Training Requirements for Teachers

Southern Illinois – Southern Illinois Republican lawmakers are sounding off in opposition to new regulations that will require teachers to receive ongoing training and measurement in political activism via new “Culturally…


Thursday, January 28, 2021
Southern Illinois Republican Lawmakers: Gov. Pritzker Should Veto Dangerous and Confusing Criminal Justice Reform Bill

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, six southern Illinois Republican lawmakers hosted a first of its kind virtual town hall meeting live on Facebook to highlight their concerns…


Friday, January 15, 2021
Patrick Windhorst Inaugurated to Second Term as 118th District State Representative

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) was sworn-in to a second term as 118th district State Representative during inauguration ceremonies in Springfield on Wednesday. Representative Windhorst says his first…


Thursday, January 14, 2021
Windhorst Says Gov. Pritzker Should Veto Flawed Criminal Justice Reform Legislation

SPRINGFIELD – 118th District State Representative Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) issued the following statement in response to the Illinois House and Senate’s passage of sweeping police and criminal justice reforms on Wednesday. …


Thursday, December 31, 2020
Windhorst Weekly – Goodbye 2020 – Happy New Year 2021!

Dear Friend, From my family to yours, I want to wish you a very Happy New Year! I know that the year 2020 was a difficult one for every family…


Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Windhorst: Significant Housing Development Authority Grants Coming to Southern IL Communities

METROPOLIS – State Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) is applauding a decision by the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) that will send nearly $1 million to nine Southern Illinois communities to…