The Source For News On Capitol Hill Since 1955

Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

Sorry, you are using an old browser that can't display this interactive. Install the free Google Chrome Frame plug-in for Internet Explorer, or use a modern browser such as Google Chrome, Firefox or a mobile device, such as an iPad, to view this page.

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.)

District: 3rd District
Political Highlights: sought Republican nomination for Ga. Senate, 1988; Republican nominee for Ga. Senate, 1990; Ga. House, 1993-2005; U.S. House of Representatives, 2005-present
Born: April 2, 1950; Atlanta, Ga.
Residence: Grantville
Religion: Southern Baptist
Family: Wife, Joan Westmoreland; three children
Education: Georgia State U., attended 1969-70
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (6th term)
Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit; Housing and Insurance - Vice Chairman; Monetary Policy & Trade); Benghazi Attack; Select Intelligence (CIA; NSA & Cybersecurity - Chairman)

Election History
2014generalLynn Westmoreland (R) 156,277100.0
2012generalLynn Westmoreland (R) 232,380100.0
2010generalLynn Westmoreland (R) 168,30469.5
Frank Saunders (D) 73,93230.5
2008generalLynn Westmoreland (R) 225,05565.7
Stephen Camp (D) 117,52234.3
2006generalLynn Westmoreland (R) 130,42867.6
Mike McGraw (D) 62,37132.4
2004generalLynn Westmoreland (R) 227,52475.6
Silvia Delamar (D) 73,63224.5
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Georgia Rep. John Lewis (D) is 21st.


Georgia is 18th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@RepWestmoreland)

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.