Dave Winters

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Dave Winters
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 68th district
In office
1995 - 2012
Succeeded by John M. Cabello
Personal details
Born (1952-06-30) June 30, 1952 (age 62)
Springfield, Illinois
Political party Republican
Profession Farmer
Religion United Methodist

Dave Winters (R-Shirland) is a former Illinois State Representative for the 68th district, serving from 1995 to 2012.


Dave Winters was born on June 30, 1952. He graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in History (High Honors) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an M.S. in Agricultural Economics. He married the former Kathleen Wise with issue - fraternal twins Theresa and Colin were born on July 14, 1981.

Political career[edit]

Winters served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1995 until his resignation in July 2012, and was Assistant Republican House Leader from 2003—2009. His legislative assignments included environmental/energy issues, child support enforcement, and local telecommunication development. He worked at both local and state levels in addressing these issues.

  • Local organizations:
    • Winnebago County Zoning Board of Appeals, 1993–95
    • Board Member, League of Women Voters
    • Board Member, Rockford/Winnebago County Planning Commission
    • Board Member, Shirland Township Clerk
    • Board Member, Sinnissippi Audubon Society
    • Board Member, Sinnissippi Open Space Committee, Natural Land Institute
    • Board Member, Winnebago County Farm Bureau
  • Legislative Committees:
    • Air, Member
    • Committee of the Whole, Member
    • Electric Utility Oversight, Member
    • Environment and Energy, Member
    • Environmental Health, Ranking Minority Member
    • Gaming, Member
    • Labor, Ranking Minority Member
    • Renewable Energy, Member
    • Telecommunications, Member

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