Christine Jennifer Winger

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Christine Winger
Illinois House of Representatives, District 45
In office
January 14, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 0
Wood Dale Mayor Pro Tempore
May 2013-2014
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sIllinois State University
ProfessionFinancial advisor
Office website
Christine Winger is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 45. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Winger served as an alderman for the city of Wood Dale from 2003 to 2014 and as the Wood Dale Mayor Pro Tempore from May 2013 to 2014.[1]


Winger earned her B.S. in Social Science from Illinois State University.[2] Her professional experience includes working as a project manager with IBM for over a decade, as a teaching instructor and as a financial advisor since 2008.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Winger served on the following committees:

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2015
Appropriations-General Service
Financial Institutions
Renewable Energy & Sustainability
Small Business Empowerment & Workforce Development
Substance Abuse
Veterans' Affairs


Campaign themes


In an article with the Daily Herald, Winger highlighted the following issues:[2]

Income tax

  • Excerpt: "The current legislature will have to make the decision on the state income tax, but I do not support any continuation of that tax increase. I plan to work with legislatures and thoroughly review budgets on all levels to make the determination on how to cut back on the expenditures that have gone unchecked for far too long."

Public pensions

  • Excerpt: "The current legislature has voted on the changes to the overhaul, and we will await the contesting of the constitutionality of the law. It is a shame that years of mismanagement by the Democratically led legislature resulted in these pensions not being properly funded. When elected, I will work with the legislatures, and push for and support bills that are fair to taxpayers, fair to the workers affected by the system, and constitutional."


  • Excerpt: "I would support new casinos and slot machines at horse racing tracks. Before considering internet gambling legislation I would need to see strict measures in place that prevent minors from engaging in gambling and restrictions to internet companies that monitor fraudulent activity and that limit the amount individuals would be able to bet. I would need to separate evaluate internet gaming from the casinos and slot machines and would not be to consolidate in to one single vote."



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 18, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Jenny M. Burke ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Christine Jennifer Winger defeated Seth Lewis, Daniel Brinkman and T.J. Lewis in the Republican primary. Winger then defeated Burke in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Illinois House of Representatives District 45, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristine Jennifer Winger 54.4% 17,420
     Democratic Jenny M. Burke 45.6% 14,581
Total Votes 32,001


Winger is married to her husband, Mark.[1]


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Political offices
Preceded by
Dennis Reboletti (R)
Illinois House of Representatives District 45
2015 – Present
Succeeded by