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Gary Woodward
Deputy Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs

Gary Woodward most recently served as Legislative Director for Congressman David Scott, who represents the 13th Congressional District of Georgia. Gary was the chief policy advisor for Congressman Scott on all issues; however he was primarily responsible for the Congressman's work on the House Committee on Agriculture and foreign policy. Gary graduated from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science. Prior to working for Congressman Scott, Gary was employed by Representative Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri and Representative Denise Majette, also of Georgia. Gary has worked for the House of Representatives since 2002, prior to which he was employed as a high school teacher of Earth science and oceanography.

The son of military parents, Gary was born in Washington, D.C. at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. And after years of travel is proud to call Virginia home.