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Rob Woodall
Rob Woodall.jpg
U.S. House, Georgia, District 7
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJohn Linder (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$782,031
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolMarist High School (1988)
Bachelor'sFurman University
J.D.University of Georgia. (1998)
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 11, 1970
Place of birthAthens, Georgia
ProfessionLawyer
Net worth$306,503
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
William Robert Woodall III (b. February 11, 1970) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Woodall was elected by voters from Georgia's 7th congressional district.

He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[1] He was first elected to the U.S. House in 2010.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Woodall is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Woodall was born in Athens, Georgia. He attended both public and private grade schools, and graduated from Marist High School in 1988. He attended Furman University followed by law school at the University of Georgia. While attending law school, he spent summers working in a Washington, D.C. law firm. He dropped out of law school after the summer of 1994 to work for his hometown U.S. Representative John Linder. Rob later finished law school in 1998.[3]

Career

  • Woodall began his political career in Congressman John Linder’s office
    • He began as a Legislative Correspondent, was soon promoted to Legislative Assistant, then Legislative Director, and in 2000 Rob was named Chief of Staff. [2]
    • He said his experience was not detrimental to his campaign. It helped him solidify his campaign platform and proved he was dedicated to his district. He adds voters can tell when a candidate is authentic.[4]
  • 2011-Present: United States House of Representatives, Georgia's 7th Congressional District

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Woodall serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Woodall voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[7]

Elections

2012

See also: Georgia's 7th congressional district elections, 2012

Woodall ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Georgia's 7th District. Woodall is seeking re-election on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline was May 25, 2012, with the primary on July 31, 2012. He won the Republican primary and defeated Steve Reilly (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[8]

U.S. House, Georgia District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRob Woodall Incumbent 62.2% 156,689
     Democratic Steve Reilly 37.8% 95,377
Total Votes 252,066
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Georgia District 7 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRob Woodall Incumbent 71.8% 45,157
David Hancock 28.2% 17,730
Total Votes 62,887

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Woodall is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Woodall raised a total of $782,031 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[10]

Rob Woodall's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Georgia, District 7) Won $382,945
2010 U.S. House (Georgia, District 7) Won $399,086
Grand Total Raised $782,031

2012

Breakdown of the source of Woodall's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Woodall won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Woodall's campaign committee raised a total of $382,945 and spent $402,489.[11]

2010

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

Woodall won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Woodall's campaign committee raised a total of $399,086 and spent $323,801 .[12]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Woodall is a "rank-and-file Republican," as of June 13, 2013.[13]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Woodall missed 14 of 1,695 roll call votes from Jan 2011 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 0.8%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[14]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Woodall paid his congressional staff a total of $741,305 in 2011. He ranks 20th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 22nd 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.[15]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Woodall's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $168,006 and $445,000. That averages to $306,503, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 17.94% from 2010.[16]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Woodall's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $217,006 and $530,000. That averages to $373,503, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[17]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Woodall ranked 172nd in the conservative rankings in 2012.[18]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Woodall ranked 188th in the conservative rankings.[19]

Voting with party

2013

Rob Woodall voted with the Republican Party 94.6 of the time, which ranked 168 among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[20]

Personal

Woodall resides in Lawrenceville, Georgia and is currently not married. [21]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
John Linder
U.S. House of Representatives - Georgia's District 7
2011–present
Succeeded by
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