A Biography of Patrick

Raised here in the 118th district, Patrick Windhorst is proud to call Southern Illinois home. He, his wife Holly, and their two children live in Metropolis just a few blocks from the town square where he serves as the Massac County State’s Attorney.

The grandson of an ironworker, and son of a school teacher and administrator, Patrick understands the hard work and sacrifice that is required in building a thriving community. He is a deacon and very active member of his local church that knows that strength is bound in service to others.

After graduating from Massac County High School and Shawnee Community College, Patrick continued his education at the University of Illinois before earning his law degree with honors at Southern Illinois University. As State’s Attorney Patrick has treated people fairly and worked diligently with law enforcement to keep his community safe.

For Patrick, real change starts on the local level. As a Metropolis Rotary Club member, he has volunteered for many service projects, including providing scholarships that help students reach their full potential and renovations for a local pregnancy crisis center. He spent a decade coaching basketball, and is a former board member and past president of the Massac County Mental Health Board.

Community service runs in the Windhorst family, Patrick’s wife, Holly, serves as the Executive Director for the Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition, a nonprofit that seeks to educate the public on the dangers of illicit drugs that have caused so much pain in our communities. Patrick and Holly have both been members of the coalition since it was chartered in 2012.

Patrick is running for State Representative because he is determined to see the American Dream passed on to the next generation. He understands the need for a revival of the Southern Illinoisan spirit and is ready to fight for the values that make such a movement possible.