Patrick (Patrick) Windhorst (R-SH117)
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Capitol: 217.782.5131
FAX: 217.782.1275
District: 618.294.8703
Room 314 Capitol Building 401 South Second Street
Springfield, IL 62706

District Office:
2 North Vine Street
Harrisburg, IL 62946
Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Holly   
Committee Assignments
Minority SpokespersonHouse Committee on Judiciary - Criminal
Co-ChairSubcommittee on Firearms and Firearm Safety
Co-ChairSubcommittee on Sentencing, Penalties, and Criminal Procedure
Co-ChairSubcommittee on Sex Offenses and Sex Offender Registration
Co-ChairSubcommittee on Criminal Administration and Enforcement
Co-ChairSubcommittee on Juvenile Justice and System Involved Youth
Minority SpokespersonHouse Committee on Restorative Justice
Minority SpokespersonHouse Committee on Ethics and Elections
MemberHouse Committee on Economic Opportunity and Equity
Counties Representing
Franklin / Hamilton / Williamson


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.