|Illinois House of Representatives District 68|
|Per diem||$132/per session day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Member, Winnebago County Board|
|Bachelor's||Dartmouth College, 1974|
|Master's||University of Illinois, 1976|
|Birthday||June 30, 1952|
|Place of birth||Springfield, IL|
Winters is a farmer. He served on the Winnebago County Board from 1986-1992, and the Zoning Board of Appeals from 1993-1995.
He is a member of the League of Women Voters Board, Rockford/Winnebago County Planning Commission Board, Shirland Township Clerk Board, Sinnissippi Audubon Society Board, Sinnissippi Open Space Committee Board, Natural Land Institute, and the Winnebago County Farm Bureau Board.
Winters resigned in July 2012, citing his frustration with the state legislature. He dismissed charges that his resignation was a scheme to give Republican candidate John M. Cabello the advantages of incumbency before the election.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Winters served on the following committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Winters served on the following committees:
- Electric Generation & Commerce (Ranking Minority Member)
- Electric Utility Oversight (Ranking Minority Member)
- Environment & Energy
- Environmental Health
- Railroad Industry
- Subcommittee on O'Hare Airport Environmental Impact
- Youth and Family
Winters did not seek re-election in 2012.
Winters won re-election to the 68th District seat against Democrat Anthony "Tony" Viren and Green Gerry Woods. He defeated John Cabello in the Republican primary on February 2nd by a margin of 4,380 to 2,787. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 68 (2010)|
|Dave Winters (R)||22,015||65.18%|
|Anthony "Tony" Viren (D)||9,698||28.71%|
|Gerry Woods (G)||2,061||6.10%|
On November 4, 2008, Republican Dave Winters won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 68 receiving 29,728 votes, ahead of Democrat Clint Little (18,766 votes), and Gerry Woods (Green) who received 1,879 votes.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 68 (2008)|
|Dave Winters (R)||29,728|
|Clint Woods (D)||18,766|
|Gerry Woods (G)||1,879|
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 68 (2006)|
|Dave Winters (R)||24,699|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Winters collected $131,116 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:
|Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Dave Winters's campaign in 2010|
|Illinois State Medical Society||$4,000|
|Associated Beer Distributors Of Illinois||$3,500|
|Alpine Fireside Health Center||$3,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$131,116|
In 2008, Winters collected $151,782 in donations.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
|Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois||$5,000|
|Illinois State Medical Society||$3,250|
|Rockford Acromatic Products||$2,525|
Illinois Opportunity Project
The Illinois Opportunity Project, "an independent research and public policy enterprise that promotes legislative solutions in advance of free markets and free minds," annually releases its Legislative Vote Card, grading all members in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly on the basis of their support of "pro-growth economic policies that increase personal freedom and reign in expansive government."
Winters received a score of 62.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of C- according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 34th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.
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- Dave Winters Official website
- Illinois General Assembly - Representative Dave Winters (R) 68th District
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Rockford Register Star, "Rep. Dave Winters to retire Tuesday," July 30, 2012
- Rockford Register Star, "Winters says his resignation not part of GOP plot," July 31, 2012
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Winters
- ↑ Rockford Register Star, "Rep. Dave Winters to retire Tuesday," July 30, 2012
- ↑ Rockford Register Star, "Winters says his resignation not part of GOP plot," July 31, 2012
- ↑ Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Additional Illinois Endorsements," March 15, 2012
- ↑ The State Journal Register, "State legislature headed for unusual turnover," November 20, 2011
- ↑ Illinois Official 2010 General Election Results
- ↑ Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- ↑ Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2006
- ↑ Follow the money - Illinois House 2010 donors
- ↑ Winters Campaign Donors
- ↑ Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013
|Illinois House of Representatives District 68
| Succeeded by|
John M. Cabello (R)
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