William Robert Woodall III (born February 11, 1970) is the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 7th congressional district. He is a member of the Republican Party. Prior to being elected to congress, he was the Chief of Staff to U.S. Congressman John Linder (R-GA). He worked for Linder from 1994 to 2010.
Early life, education, and career
Woodall was born in Athens, GA.
He attended both public and private grade schools, and graduated from Marist HS 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.
U.S. House of Representatives
He won the Republican primary with about 56% of the vote against Jody Hice. He faced Democrat Doug Heckman in the 2010 General Election. On November 2, 2010, Woodall defeated Heckman to win the election.
Woodall took office as part of the 112th United States Congress in January 2011.
October 19th, 2011