Lynn Westmoreland

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Lynn A. Westmoreland
Lynn A. Westmoreland.jpg
U.S. House, Georgia, District 3
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2007-Present
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Georgia House of Representatives, Republican Leader
2001-2003
Compensation
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last election2010
First elected2006
Next general2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House of Representatives, Georgia's 8th district
2005-2007
Georgia House of Representatives
1993-2003
Education
High schoolD.M. Therrell High School (1968)
Personal
BirthdayApril 2, 1950
Place of birthAtlanta, Georgia
ProfessionConstruction Executive
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Lynn A. Westmoreland (b. April 2, 1950) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Westmoreland was elected by voters from Georgia's 3rd congressional district.

Westmoreland ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Georgia's 3rd District. He is seeking re-election on the Republican ticket.[1] He defeated Kent Kingsley and Chip Flanegan in the July 31, 2012 Republican primary.[2]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Westmoreland is a "far-right Republican".[3]

Biography

Lynn Westmoreland was born and raised in Georgia, living more than 25 years in Fayette County before moving to his current residence in Coweta County.[4] Westmoreland owned a construction company, L.A.W. Builders, and worked as a real estate developer.[4] Westmoreland attended Georgia State University, but did not complete his degree.

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House of Representatives

2011-2012

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Lynn Westmoreland endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [6]

Elections

2012

See also: Georgia's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012

Westmoreland won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Georgia's 3rd District. He defeated Kent Kingsley and Chip Flanegan in the primary on July 31, 2012. Westmoreland ran unopposed in the November 6, 2012 general election.[7]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Westmoreland won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Frank Saunders (D) and Jagdish Agrawal (I) in the general election.[8]


U.S. House of Representatives, Georgia's 3rd Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLynn A. Westmoreland Incumbent 69.5% 168,304
     Democratic Frank Saunders 30.5% 73,932
     Independent Jagdish Agrawal 0% 3
Total Votes 242,239

Personal

Westmoreland and his wife Joan have been married for 41 years. They have three children and seven grandchildren. [5]


Campaign donors

Breakdown of the source of Westmoreland's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Westmoreland won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Westmorelands's campaign committee raised a total of $785,044 and spent $712,529.[9]

U.S. House of Representatives, Georgia's 3rd Congressional District, 2010 - Lynn Westmoreland Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $785,044
Total Spent $712,529
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $44,112
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $43,282
Top contributors to Lynn Westmoreland's campaign committee
AFLAC Inc$18,800
Southern Co$11,000
Georgia Crown Distributing$10,400
Home Depot$10,000
Honeywell International$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Real Estate$55,583
Retired$42,716
Air Transport$37,399
Insurance$35,200
Health Professionals$34,949

Analysis

Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Westmoreland paid his congressional staff a total of $924,315 in 2011. He ranks 135th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 169th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Georgia ranks 24th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[10]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Westmoreland's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-3,947,995 and $4,529,998. That averages to $291,001.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[11]

Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Lynn A. Westmoreland has voted with the Republican Party 94 of the time, which ranked 78 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[12]

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Marshall
U.S. House of Representatives - Georgia District 3
2007–present
Succeeded by
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