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Posted: April 26, 2011 8:10 a.m.

Meet the Congressman tonight

U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (R-Lawrenceville) will stage a town hall meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Historic Courthouse in Covington.

The entire hour will be devoted to answering constituents' questions, said spokeswoman Jennifer Drogus. Woodall represents the 7th congressional district, which contains northern Newton County, as well as all of Barrow and Walton, most of Gwinnett and a small portion of Forysth counties.

Woodall was elected in November and filled the seat vacated by a retiring John Linder. Woodall previously served as Linder's chief of staff.

Both Linder and Woodall are proponents of the fair tax, which would essentially abolish federal income taxes and replace them with higher sales taxes. The fair tax is so called by proponents because it is based on consumption, much of which is discretionary.

Woodall is a native Georgian. He received his bachelor's degree from Furman University in South Carolina and his law degree from the University of Georgia, according to his official bio. For more information visit his website at woodall.house.gov.

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