Last month, we told you this was going to happen, however the vote to elect Georgia’s Seventh District Congressman Rob Woodall as the chairman of the Republican Study Committee was delayed until after the Independence Day holiday.
The Hill is reporting Woodall has been elected, and will begin serving as chairman on July 16th.
“It is both humbling and exciting to have the opportunity to lead this fantastic group of individuals committed to advancing conservative principles,” Woodall said in a statement. “Under Chairman [Steve] Scalise’s leadership the RSC has continued championing the ideals we all share, and I am committed to preserving these values.”
The outgoing RSC chairman congratulated Woodall in a statement following the vote.
“I look forward to working with Rob in our new roles as we continue promoting the conservative solutions necessary to unite our conference and get our country back on track,” Scalise said.
Woodall will serve as the committee’s chair through the end of 2014. He is not expected to run for re-election for the next Congress, which starts in January.