Lawrenceville, Georgia , United States
|| February 11, 1970
Apr 30, 2020 01:01pm
|Info||William Robert Woodall III |
From crafting legislation on Capitol Hill to promote freedom to working one-on-one with constituents to ensure that their casework is resolved, Rob has committed the last 16 years to fighting for conservative ideals and common-sense government. During his time in working with Congressman John Linder, he has served as Congressman Linder's lead staff on the Speaker's Health Care Task Force, the Speaker's Medicare Task Force, the Speaker's Tobacco Settlement Task Force, the House Rules Committee, the House Administration Committee and the Elected Leadership Committee.
As Congressman Linder's Chief of Staff, Rob has made it his priority to create an office that functions for the people. Working from both the Washington Office and the Georgia Office, he has committed to making constituent service the foundation of the Linder Staff, a staff that has assisted over ten thousand constituents one-on-one in the last decade and responded to literally hundreds of thousands of incoming constituent inquiries.
In 1999, Rob began the push for the FairTax with Congressman Linder. He has traveled from coast-to-coast to promote the initiative. In 2005, he assisted Congressman Linder and Neal Boortz in crafting The FairTax Book, and when the duo decided to write the second book, FairTax: The Truth, they enlisted Rob as a partner and co-author, resulting in a second New York Times #1 Bestseller in 2008.
The second of two children, Rob Woodall was born in Athens, GA, while his parents were finishing at the University of Georgia. He attended both public and private grade schools, ultimately graduating from Marist in 1988. Rob attended Furman University where he graduated in 1992, and enrolled in law school at the University of Georgia that same year.
Rob worked summers for a Washington, D.C., law firm during school working on energy and health care issues. During those two summers, 1993 and 1994, the Clinton Tax Bill and Hillary Health Care Plan were the top items on the legislative agenda. Frustrated by these proposals, and consumed with a need to do more to defeat them, Rob dropped out of law school after the summer of 1994 and began his public service in Washington with his hometown U.S. Representative, Congressman John Linder. Rob ultimately finished law school attending at night, graduating with a University of Georgia degree in 1998.
In 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. Though redistricting in Georgia has frequently changed which citizens he serves, Rob has been in service of the people of Gwinnett County for more than 15 years. He has served the families of Barrow, Newton, and Walton counties for more than nine years and served Forsyth county constituents for more than seven years.