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Robert Winchester

Robert Winchester

Robert Winchester
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Is Politician
Field Politics
Gender male
Birth 1945
Age 77 years
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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Robert C. Winchester is an American politician from Illinois. An active member of the Republican Party, he served as a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1975 until 1985.

Early life

Winchester was born April 21, 1945 in Paducah, Kentucky. He was raised in Johnson and Pulaski counties in downstate Illinois. When he was 11, his father died in what was ruled a suicide, though later research reveals this may not have been the case. He graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He then took jobs with the Illinois Department of Corrections and Illinois Department of Procurement.

Illinois House of Representatives

He was first elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1974. In 1984, Winchester ran for the Illinois Senate, but lost to Democratic candidate Glenn Poshard.

Post-legislative career

In 1988, Winchester ran for his old seat against Democratic incumbent David D. Phelps and lost. In 1989, Winchester was appointed the head of the Office of Resource Marketing and Education in the Illinois Department of Conservation with responsibilities for special events and marketing. In 1999, George Ryan hired Winchester to serve as his Deputy Chief of Staff overseeing the newly created Office of Southern Illinois. In the 2016 Republican Party presidential primaries, Wincester ran to be elected as a delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention pledged to the presidential campaign of Florida Senator Marco Rubio.

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