Matt Windschitl

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Matt W. Windschitl
Matt W. Windschitl - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 17th district
56th (2007 – 2013)
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 8, 2007
Preceded by Paul Wilderdyke
Personal details
Born (1983-12-30) December 30, 1983 (age 30)
Marshalltown, Iowa
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Ivelisse
Children 2 children
Residence Missouri Valley, Iowa
Alma mater Colorado School of Trades
Occupation Gunsmith, Conductor with the Union Pacific Railroad
Website Windschitl's website

Matt W. Windschitl (born December 30, 1983) is the Iowa State Representative from the 17th District. A Republican, he has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2007, when he defeated Republican incumbent Paul Wilderdyke in a primary election. Windschitl studied gunsmithing at the Colorado School of Trades. He is a gunsmith and a conductor with the Union Pacific Railroad. He is also United States Marine Reservist and served a six-month tour in Iraq.

As of January 2013, Windschitl serves on several committees in the Iowa House - the Judiciary, Local Government, Veterans Affairs, and Ways and Means committees. He also serves as the chair of the Administration and Rules committee.

Biography[edit]

Matt Windschitl currently serves as the State Representative for Iowa House District 17. First elected in 2006 at the age of 22, Matt became the youngest legislator serving in the Iowa General Assembly at that time. Matt continues to serve as a State Representative and is currently in his fourth term. In 2009, his Republican colleagues in the Iowa House elected Matt as a House Republican Assistant Minority Leader and he was reelected as an Assistant Majority Leader in November of 2010 as well as in November of 2012.

Matt was born in December 1983, in Marshalltown, Iowa. He went on to receive his formal education at home before attending Colorado School of Trades for gunsmithing. Matt and Ivy Windschitl were married in July 2003 and they have two daughters Anna and Addy. He currently works as a switchman for Union Pacific Railroad and helps out in the family owned gun store in Missouri Valley.

Hard work and service to the community have been on ongoing part of Matt’s everyday life. In June 2001, he joined the United States Marine Corps at the age of 17. He proudly served 6 years in the United States Marine Corps Reserves as a mechanic with the Engineer Maintenance Company, 4th Marine Logistics Group, 4th Maintenance Battalion. Matt served a tour of duty in Iraq in 2005, and was Honorably Discharged from the Marine Corps Reserves as a Sergeant in June of 2009.

Electoral history[edit]

*incumbent

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2006 [1]
District 56
Turnout: 1,525
Republican Matt W. Windschitl Republican 916 60.07%
Paul Wilderdyke* Republican 609 39.93%
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2006 [2]
District 56
Turnout: 9,803
Republican hold Matt W. Windschitl Republican 4,993 50.93%
Nancy Bleth Democratic 4,436 45.25%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2008 [3]
District 56
Republican Matt Windschitl* Republican unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2008 [4]
District 56
Turnout: 14,665
Republican hold Matt Windschitl* Republican 8,166 55.68%
Jan Creasman Democratic 5,726 39.05%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2010 [5]
District 56
Republican Matt W. Windschitl* Republican unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2010 [6]
District 56
Republican hold Matt W. Windschitl* Republican unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2012 [7]
District 17
Republican Matt W. Windschitl* Republican unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2012 [8]
District 17
Republican (newly redistricted) Matt W. Windschitl* Republican unopposed

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Paul Wilderdyke
56th District
2007 – 2013
Succeeded by
Patti Ruff
Preceded by
Pat Grassley
17th District
2013 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent