|Maine House of Representatives District 24|
| Term in office began|
December 1, 2010
| Term in office ended|
Resigned September 13, 2011
|Profession||U.S. Air Force veteran|
Wintle served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years. He served during the Vietnam War and Desert Storm One as a Munitions Maintenance Officer.
Wintle holds a BGS Undergraduate degree in business. He has also attended Officer Training School.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wintle served on the following committee:
Wintle's opponent in the November 2 general election was Democratic candidate Michael Sawtelle. According to unofficial results, Wintle defeated Sawtelle in the November 2 general election.  Republican incumbent Douglas Smith did not seek re-election, although he was able to do so under Maine's term limits.
|Maine House of Representatives General Election, District 24 (2010)|
|Frederick Wintle (R)||2,139||65%|
|Michael Sawtelle (D)||1,016||31%|
On May 23, 2011 Wintle was placed in a psychiatric hospital after an examination following his arrest in May 2011. Wintle allegedly pointed a loaded gun at a man outside a Dunkin' Doughnuts in Waterville, Maine. The mental health examination was initiated by law enforcement officials.
After his arrest, Wintle was charged with carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, a felony. His bail was set at $3,500. Wintle's bail forbids him from returning to the State House without permission from House Speaker Robert Nutting. Wintle ultimately on September 13, 2011.
In 2010, Wintle raised $4,942 in contributions.
His top contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $4,442 to his campaign.
Wintle and his wife Joan have five children.
- Note: The following links may no longer be active.
- House website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Boston Globe, "Maine lawmaker resigns after gun threat incident," September 14, 2011
- Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions, "Official 2010 Election Results," accessed February 18, 2014
- Official Maine Election Results, 2010
- Bangor Daily News, Maine lawmaker facing gun charges sent to psychiatric hospital, 27 May 2011
- followthemoney.org, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
|Maine House of Representatives District 24
| Succeeded by|
Raymond Wallace (R)
State of Maine
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