Wayne Winsley

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Wayne Winsley
Wayne Winsley.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Connecticut, District 3
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
CitationsPetty Officer
Date of birthAugust 13, 1963
Place of birthCleveland, Ohio
ProfessionMotivational Speaker
Campaign website
Wayne Winsley campaign logo
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Wayne Winsley was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of Connecticut. Winsley ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 3, 2012. He lost to incumbent Rosa DeLauro on November 6, 2012.[1]


Winsley was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on August 13, 1963.[2] Winsley served in the United States Navy, achieving the Naval rank of Petty Officer.[2]


Winsley held numerous positions, including:[2]

  • Private investigator
  • Radio broadcaster
  • President of the Danbury chapter of the NAACP, 2003
  • Author
  • Communications director and spokesman for the gubernatorial campaign, 2010


Campaign themes


The main themes from Winsley's campaign website:[3]

  • Tax Relief
  • Federal Spending
  • Immigration
  • Veterans



See also: Connecticut's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Winsley ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Connecticut's 3rd District. Winsley won the nomination on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline was June 12, 2012. The primary date was August 14, 2012. Incumbent Rosa DeLauro defeated him on November 6, 2012.[4]

U.S. House, Connecticut District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRosa L. DeLauro Incumbent 74.7% 217,573
     Republican Wayne Winsley 25.3% 73,726
Total Votes 291,299
Source: Connecticut Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Winsley's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Winsley did not win election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Winsley's campaign committee raised a total of $60,755 and spent $60,751.[5]


As of the 2012 election, Winsley was married to April Dawn Winsley and together they had three children.[2]

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