On Tuesday, August 24, 2010, Rob Woodall, the Republican nominee for Georgia's Seventh Congressional District, spoke to Gwinnett County business and community leaders at Partnership Gwinnett's annual summit held at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville. Partnership Gwinnett is a group of local business owners, educators, health care professionals and government officials working in concert to implement a comprehensive community and economic development plan for Gwinnett County. Woodall spoke to the group specifically about increasing local control over transportation, education and water projects.
"Everyone talks about economic development these days, but Partnership Gwinnett is actually working to put those words into action. Its members have skin in the game, and I am proud to support its efforts. To help Partnership Gwinnett succeed, I am working to increase local control over transportation, education and water infrastructure projects," Woodall said after the event.
Woodall continued, "What Partnership Gwinnett is accomplishing, not only with economic development but also with overall community development, is remarkable. This organization is moving forward with tremendous focus and is making great strides in ensuring that Gwinnett has the necessary infrastructure both to support existing businesses and to attract the new businesses necessary to enable the citizens of this community to thrive. I am honored to have been a part of the summit this morning, and I look forward to being a partner with this team moving forward."
This month, Woodall was selected as the Republican nominee to replace retiring Seventh District Congressman John Linder. Woodall has committed to promoting conservative legislation and principles at the Federal level.
"I am certain that Gwinnett School Superintendant Alvin Wilbanks knows more about educating Gwinnett's children than Washington does. I am certain that Gwinnett County Transportation Director Brian Allen knows more about what Gwinnett needs as far as transportation infrastructure than Washington does. If elected in November, my commitment as this district's Member of Congress is to move funding and decision making authority as close to home as possible, which is where our Founding Fathers intended for it to be. As what Speaker Nancy Pelosi has termed "Recovery Summer' is ending with Americans still gathering around their dinner tables wondering how they will make ends meet, we can see clearly the failure of more Federal control in the public and private sector. Small businesses and entrepreneurs, not the Federal government, provide the job growth in this nation. Speaker Pelosi should take a page from the Partnership Gwinnett playbook to bring economic growth back to America. I will carry that local playbook to Washington if elected in November."
Georgia's Seventh Congressional District includes Gwinnett, Walton, Barrow counties as well as parts of Newton and Forsyth Counties.