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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…


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…