Meet Congressional Candidate David Winkler

WINKLER’S PATHWAY TO VICTORY

David Winkler is a Republican Congressional Candidate for the 4th District of Pennsylvania, where he aims to bring his leadership, advocacy, and policy skills to serve the people and uphold the Constitution. David is a combat veteran with over 15 years of experience working within the Department of Defense, both as a US Marine Corps Infantryman and a US Army Air Defense Artilleryman. He also served as a Police Officer for the City of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where he protected and served the community with honor and integrity. 

David is passionate about helping veterans and their families, as he demonstrated by leading Wings for Warriors, a non-profit organization that helped over 5,000 veterans nationwide with various issues, such as health care, benefits, education, and employment. He also received multiple international business awards for his work as a CEO and President of the organization. David is a member of The Fredrick Douglass Foundation a movement that empowers and educates minorities to embrace conservative values and principles.

The 4th Congressional District of Pennsylvania has had a long and varied political history, dating back to its establishment in 1795. The District is home to over 771,749 people with a median household income of $99,271. The District encompasses Montgomery County & most of Berks County northeast of Reading in southeastern Pennsylvania. In the 2020 redistricting cycle, the Pennsylvania district expanded northwards, further into Berks County, effective beginning with the 2022 elections. The area has been represented by Democrat Madeleine Dean since 2019. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania redrew the state’s congressional districts in February 2018, after ruling the previous map as unconstitutional due to gerrymandering. The reconfiguration of the fourth district resulted in a Democrat-leaning area extending northwest of Philadelphia since 2018.

Even though the District is a strong Democrat stronghold, the failing policies of Democrats and the overall frustrations of Pennsylvanians provides David with the opportunity to offer a solutions based alternative that can earn a victory in the 2024 general election. The incumbent, Rep. Madeleine Dean, is depending on retaining Democrat voters but her far left progressive voting record has not been responsive to growing bi-partisan concerns of government spending, soaring crime, and the growing drug crisis.

 

David’s desire to respond to these concerns resonates with Republicans, Independents and frustrated Democrat voters. David’s candidacy offers an alternative needed as the incumbent’s dwindling support grows increasingly apparent with dwindling support across the board. 

 

David will reach out to voters in a strategic manner so that the residents of Pennsylvania’s fourth district know that an anti-establishment outsider is determined to champion their interests in Congress.

 

This is the fight Marines are good at, to gain the initiative by starting early & winning the hearts & minds to do the work that must be done to restore government representation of, for and by the people.

CAMPAIGN TEAM

David Winkler has retained McShane LLC, a political consulting and media firm based in Las Vegas, NV, Austin, TX, and Washington, D.C.

Headed by Rory McShane, McShane LLC has been involved in nearly 200 electoral victories since 2017 at all levels of government, from US Senate to City Council. In 2020 Rory McShane was recognized by the American Association of Political Consultants as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” Consultants in the United States, and Campaigns & Elections Magazine awarded McShane one of only eight Republican “Rising Star” Awards. As a firm, McShane has been awarded 30 Pollie Awards from the American Association of Political Consultants and 22 Reed Awards from Campaigns and Elections magazine for excellence in campaigning.

 

 

David Winkler has retained Quantum Red, a political consulting and Fundraising firm ensures pro-freedom causes, candidates, and campaigns have access to the technological tools and expertise you need to win.

Headed by Mark L. Rockefeller is a serial entrepreneur with a focus on SaaS and culturally-impactful Innovation. He is currently the Co-Founder & CEO of a venture studio and holding company that co-builds and funds projects at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Community Impact.

He was the Co-Founder & CEO of StreetShares, an award-winning software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that was acquired by MeridianLink (NYSE: MLNK) in 2022. StreetShares was founded in Mark’s basement and grew to power over $5B in small business loan volume at banks, credit unions, and non-financial organizations nationwide.

Mark is the Founder and Chairman of the Second Service Foundation (formerly StreetShares Foundation), a 501(c)3 that has funded, served, or trained over 10,000 military veterans/spouses to become entrepreneurs and small business owners since 2016.

Previously, he was an attorney with Milbank LLP, co-founded a small residential real estate company, and founded a nonprofit social enterprise project in Africa. He began his career as a military officer and is a veteran of the Iraq War.

Mark’s work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., Bloomberg Businessweek, Fox News, MSNBC, Huffington Post, American Banker, and others.

Entrepreneur Magazine called Mark one of “12 Remarkable Veterans Who Changed Business Forever” (2017), and Inc. Magazine named Mark one of the “Top 20 Military Veteran Tech Entrepreneurs in America”​ (2016). Mark sits on the boards of The Second Service Foundation and the Foundation for Innovation and Discovery, and he is a social entrepreneurship mentor at Columbia University.