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Frederick Wintle

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Frederick Wintle
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Maine House of Representatives District 24
Former officeholder
Term in office began
December 1, 2010
Term in office ended
Resigned September 13, 2011
Political party Republican
Profession U.S. Air Force veteran
Frederick Wintle was a Republican member of the Maine House of Representatives. He representing District 24 from December 1, 2010 to September 13, 2011. Wintle resigned his seat following an incident in which he was charged with pulling a loaded gun on a stranger in a parking lot.[1]

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.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wintle served on the following committee:



See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2010

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. [2] 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)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Frederick Wintle (R) 2,139 65%
Michael Sawtelle (D) 1,016 31% [3]

Criminal allegations

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. [4]

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. [4] Wintle ultimately on September 13, 2011.

Campaign donors


In 2010, Wintle raised $4,942 in contributions. [5]

His top contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $4,442 to his campaign.


Wintle and his wife Joan have five children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Maine House of Representatives District 24
Succeeded by
Raymond Wallace (R)