Westmoreland was born on April 2, 1950 in Atlanta, Georgia. Westmoreland went to Georgia State University, but dropped out to start his construction company, L.A.W. Builders. He worked in construction and real estate development for the company. While developing the business Westmoreland was elected to the Georgia State House in 1993 where he served for 12 years, eventually becoming Republican leader of the House. Lynn would sit in the Georgia House until his election to the U.S. House of Representatives for Georgia’s 8th district in 2004. He has held the seat since 2005 although he has now moved to the 3rd district.

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Full Name: 
Lynn A Westmoreland
Date of Birth: 
Sunday, April 2, 1950

Atlanta, Georgia

Grantville, Georgia
Alma Mater: 
Georgia State University (no degree)

Construction Executive

Real Estate



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Westmoreland believes we should end Birthright Citizenship.

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Westmoreland supports the Buffet Rule Act in which those who are rich can pay more in taxes if they want to. 

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Westmoreland supports making the PATRIOT Act permanent. 

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Westmoreland voted yes on opening the Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. 

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Legislative Career

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U.S. House of Representatives
2007 to Curr.
- District 3
State House of Representatives
2005 to 2007
- District 8
State House of Representatives
1993 to 2004