Eddie Winters

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Eddie Winters
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Former candidate for
Illinois House of Representatives, District 10
Prior offices
Illinois House of Representatives, District 10
September 9, 2012-January 9, 2013
Bachelor'sProfessional Studies/Business Administration, Roosevelt University
ProfessionCounter-terrorism officer
Personal website
Campaign website
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Eddie Winters was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 10 of the Illinois House of Representatives.

Winters served in the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 10 from September 2012 to January 2013. He was appointed to the seat when Derrick Smith was removed from his position in the House.[1]


Winters earned his Bachelor's in Business Administration from Roosevelt University. His professional experience includes working as a Chicago Police Officer for more than 19 years.[2]


Campaign themes


Winters' campaign website highlighted the following issues:[3]

  • Progressive Income Tax
Excerpt: "I strongly support the Fair Tax proposal by the coalition known as A Better Illinois. We need to create a fair tax system with lower rates for people with lower incomes and higher rates for higher incomes. We can ease the burdens on middle class and working families as well as small businesses by closing corporate tax loopholes and ensuring the wealthy pay their fair share."
  • Raise the Minimum Wage
Excerpt: "I support proposals by the community, parent, faith, and labor groups as well as elected officials for the Illinois General Assembly to raise the minimum wage in Illinois."
  • Our Schools and Our Future
Excerpt: "Our schools have challenges, mostly because of the income inequalities rampant in our society. Any education reform must be in the public interest—on behalf of public schools and the children who attend them—rather than private interests, who seem to be furthering an agenda that experiments on children of color with certain “reforms”, but would never advocate for these changes their own kids. Rather, we need to go back to basics and educate the whole child by investing to ensure that all schools have up to date curriculum and resources in science, technology, engineering and math as well as the humanities, literature, history and the arts in every school. CPS students also need more time on task and less focused on standardized tests. High School students need more mentoring and support, as well as access to wrap around social services. I will go to Springfield to ensure funding for this is my #1 priority."
  • Chicago Needs an Elected Representative School Board
Excerpt: "I support the proposal presented by community, parent, faith, and labor groups for the Illinois General Assembly reforming the Illinois School Code to create an elected representative school board in Chicago."
  • School Funding
Excerpt: "Illinois is at the bottom of the nation for funding its public education system, and CPS desperately needs additional revenue to fund its school system. We need to return unused TIF money to CPS and the other taxing bodies. We also need to end corporate tax subsidies and loopholes so that these groups pay their fair share into our state, as well as the Fair Tax proposal described above. I will champion these efforts in Springfield."



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. Pamela Reaves-Harris defeated incumbent Derrick Smith, Beverly Perteet, Eddie Winters and Antwan D. Hampton in the Democratic primary, while Mark Calonder ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Reaves-Harris then defeated Calonder in the general election.[4][5][6][7]

Illinois House of Representatives District 10, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPamela Reaves-Harris 85.3% 21,102
     Republican Mark Calonder 14.7% 3,638
Total Votes 24,740



In 2014, Winters' endorsements included the following:[2]

  • Secretary of State Jesse White
  • Alderman Bob Fioretti & 2nd Ward Democrats
  • Alderman Scott Waguespack & 32nd Ward Democrats
  • Alderman Michelle Smith & 43rd Ward Democrats
  • Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7
  • Chicago Sergeants Association
  • Illinois Observer


Winters is a founding member of the community group known as HOW: Homeowners of West town. He is currently serving as President. He is also a member of NOBLE (National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives) and the NAACP.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Derrick Smith (D)
Illinois House of Representatives District 9
Succeeded by
Derrick Smith (D)