January 2019 - Present
Economic Opportunity & Equity; Ethics & Elections; Judiciary - Criminal (Republican Spokesperson); Restorative Justice (Republican Spokesperson); Criminal Administration and Enforce (Sub-Co-Chairperson); Firearms and Firearm Safety (Sub-Co-Chairperson); Juv. Jus. and Sys. Involved Youth (Sub-Co-Chairperson); Sentencing, Penalties and Criminal (Sub-Co-Chairperson); Sex Offenses and Sex Offender Reg (Sub-Co-Chairperson).
Republican Floor Leader; 117th District State Representative Patrick Windhorst is a southern Illinois native. Patrick lives in Metropolis with his wife Holly and their daughter and son. After graduating from Massac County High School, Patrick graduated from Shawnee Community College in 1995, then earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois in 1997 before going on to graduate from law school at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2000. In 2004, Patrick was elected as State's Attorney for Massac County where he served until being elected State Representative in November 2018. As State's Attorney, Patrick worked to reduce violent crime and to protect his community from the scourge of drug addiction. Patrick is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Metropolis Rotary Club, the Shawnee College Foundation Board, the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce, and the Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition. Patrick was sworn in as 117th district State Representative on January 11, 2023.