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Dave Winters
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Illinois House of Representatives District 68
Former member
In office
1995-2012
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$132/per session day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1994
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Member, Winnebago County Board
1986-1992
Education
Bachelor'sDartmouth College, 1974
Master'sUniversity of Illinois, 1976
Personal
BirthdayJune 30, 1952
Place of birthSpringfield, IL
ProfessionFarmer
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Dave Winters (b. June 30, 1952) (R-Winnebago) was the Illinois State Representative for the 68th district. He was the Assistant Republican Leader.

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.[1]

Winters resigned in July 2012, citing his frustration with the state legislature.[2] He dismissed charges that his resignation was a scheme to give Republican candidate John M. Cabello the advantages of incumbency before the election.[3]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Winters served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Winters served on the following committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Dave Winters endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [4]

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Winters did not seek re-election in 2012.[5]

2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[6]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 68 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dave Winters (R) 22,015 65.18%
Anthony "Tony" Viren (D) 9,698 28.71%
Gerry Woods (G) 2,061 6.10%


2008

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.[7]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 68 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dave Winters (R) 29,728
Clint Woods (D) 18,766
Gerry Woods (G) 1,879

2006

On November 7, 2006, Republican Dave Winters won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 68 receiving 24,699 votes.[8]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 68 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dave Winters (R) 24,699

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Winters collected $131,116 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:[9]

Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dave Winters's campaign in 2010
AT&T$4,500
Illinois State Medical Society$4,000
Associated Beer Distributors Of Illinois$3,500
Alpine Fireside Health Center$3,000
Ameren$3,000
Total Raised in 2010 $131,116

2008

In 2008, Winters collected $151,782 in donations.[10]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $5,000
Illinois State Medical Society $3,250
AT&T $3,000
Comed $2,850
Rockford Acromatic Products $2,525

Scorecards

Illinois Opportunity Project

See also: Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card

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."[11][12]

2012

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.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Illinois House of Representatives District 68
1995–2012
Succeeded by
John M. Cabello (R)