Feb. 11, 2019: U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, Georgia Republican, announced on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, that he does not plan to run for re-election in 2020. Woodall, who represents the Lawrenceville, Ga., area and Georgia’s Seventh Congressional District, said on Feb. 7 that he plans to retire at the end of the current Congress because of recent political and personal developments. Woodall was re-elected to office in a close race in 2018, and his father died recently. Woodall has been in office for five terms, or ten years. He defeated Carolyn Bourdeaux, Democrat, in the 2018 election by only 433 votes, which was decided after a recount. That marked the closest Congressional race of the 2018 election year. Woodall, 48, is a Senior Member of the U.S. House of Representatives Rules Committee.