Freshman Class of the 112th Congress

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Rob Woodall (R-7th District)

About: After serving 16 years in the office of 7th District Congressman John Linder – including the last decade as Linder’s chief of staff – Woodall decided to run for the seat when Linder announced his retirement.

Election Results:
Rob Woodall (R): 67.1%
Doug Heckman (D): 32.9%


Austin Scott (R-8th District)

About: Prior to winning in November, Scott served in the Georgia General Assembly for 14 years after winning election at the age of 26. He also manages an independent insurance brokerage in his hometown of Tifton. Scott has been appointed to the House Armed Services Committee and the House Agriculture Committee.

Election Results:
Austin Scott (R): 52.6%
Jim Marshall (D): 47.4%

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