August 21, 2018

Westmoreland won’t seek re-election

Lynn_Westmoreland_Official(Washington, D.C.) — U. S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland (GA-03) announced last week that he will not seek re-election in 2016.

In 2004, Westmoreland was elected to the United States House of Representatives for Georgia’s Eighth Congressional District.

After a long redistricting battle, the Eighth District was converted into the Third District, which stretches from the southern suburbs of metro Atlanta into Middle Georgia and down to Columbus. In 2014, Lynn was re-elected to his sixth term in Congress.

“After a busy fall in Congress, I finally had the opportunity for quiet reflection over the Christmas break. I spent time in prayer and with my family, and with their blessing, have decided I will no longer seek reelection for Georgia’s Third Congressional District,” said Westmoreland in a statement.

“It has been an honor to serve Georgia’s Third District for the last twelve years, and I believe it is time to pass the torch to our next conservative voice. Washington, D.C. is a much different environment in 2016 than when I was elected in 2004. I know all too well the challenges the new representative will face, and pledge to offer my support and guidance to the next candidate.”

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.

In the 114th Congress, Lynn serves on the House Financial Services Committee, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the House Select Committee on Benghazi, and the Steering Committee.

“Joan and I want to thank the people of Georgia’s Third District. We are forever blessed to have received your support and friendship during my time in office,” added the Congressman. “I look forward to this next chapter in my life; returning to my community and spending more time with family and friends.”

 

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