Windhorst willing to make tough decisions to save Illinois
Patrick Windhorst recently took to Facebook to pronounce his “Derby Dash fundraiser” a smashing success.
“Thanks to everyone for coming out…," Windhorst wrote. "It was an honor to have Congressman (John) Shimkus (R-Illinois-15) with us, grateful for his service and kind words."
Windhorst, a Metropolis Republican, is running against Rep. Natalie Phelps Finnie (D-Elizabethtown) in November’s general election in the 118th District on a platform of fiscal responsibility and property tax reform.
He recently posted a video to Facebook where he sought to remind residents of his district just what makes their community so special.
“This is southern Illinois, our home,” he said. “Right now, our home is in crisis. Businesses are closing, our schools are underfunded and the next generation is looking at a future different from our own. Government has let us down. We are getting taxed out of our home, and folks are fleeing across the river to places with more opportunities.”
Finally, Windhorst touted himself as being willing to make the tough choices that will propel the community over the long haul that others shy away from.
“I’m running for state representative because we have to make change,” he said. “Southern Illinois is hurting; we have to do something different.”
The 118th District includes parts or all of Alexander, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Saline and Union counties.