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was a 2012 Republican
candidate who sought election to the U.S. House
representing the 3rd Congressional District
. Winsley ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 3, 2012. He lost to incumbent Rosa DeLauro
on November 6, 2012.
Winsley was born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 13, 1963.  Winsley served in the United States Navy, achieving the Naval rank of Petty Officer. 
Winsley has held numerous positions, including:
- Private investigator
- Radio broadcaster
- President of the Danbury chapter of the NAACP, 2003
- Communications director and spokesman for the gubernatorial campaign, 2010
The main themes from Winsley's campaign website:
- Tax Relief
- Federal Spending
- See also: Connecticut's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012
Winsley ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing 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.
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.
|U.S. House, Connecticut District 3, 2012 - Wayne Winsley Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner
|Total Spent by Election Winner
|Top contributors to Wayne Winsley's campaign committee|
|Komco Supply Corp of New Engla||$2,500|
|Shenkman Capital Management||$2,500|
|Shays for Senate||$2,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Securities & Investment||$2,500|
Winsley is married to April Dawn Winsley and together they have 3 children.