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Matt Windschitl

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.

Matt W. Windschitl
Matt W. Windschitl - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
84th General Assembly portrait (2011)
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 17th district
56th (2007–2013)
Assumed office
January 8, 2007
Preceded by Paul Wilderdyke
Personal details
Born (1983-12-30) December 30, 1983 (age 33)
Marshalltown, Iowa, U.S.
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 legis.iowa.gov/...

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.

Electoral historyEdit

*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