The following press release came today. Winters was elected to the General Assembly in 1994. He reports having $11,713.65 in his campaign account.
State Rep. Dave Winters Announces Candidacy for Lieutenant Governor
Rockford, IL (July 20, 2009) – After six weeks of testing the waters with an exploratory committee, State Representative Dave Winters plans to announce a bid for Illinois Lieutenant Governor Wednesday, July 22.
Rep. Winters formed an exploratory committee seeking advice and backing from colleagues of the Illinois House and Senate, as well as congressman, community and business leaders.
“I’d like to thank my exploratory committee members for their counsel and support through this process; without their unyielding encouragement I wouldn’t have such a strong agenda for job growth and reform in Illinois,” Winters said.
Winters is flying into Chicago, Champaign, Springifield, Peoria and Rockford Wednesday.
Jim Thacker of Don Manzullo, Al Salvi and Larry Morrissey fame is his campaign manager.
Hancock County Pastor Randy White has been campaigning for the job for over a year, having met senior citizens in Crystal Lake one snowy day this past winter.