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Brian KempREPRepublican Governor
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GAResidence (state)

Brian Porter Kemp (born November 2, 1963) is an American politician serving as the 83rd governor of Georgia since January 2019. A member of the Republican Party, Kemp served as the 27th secretary of state of Georgia from 2010 to 2018, and as a member of the Georgia State Senate from 2003 to 2007. Born in Athens, Georgia, Kemp is a graduate of the University of Georgia. Before entering politics, he owned several agribusinesses, financial services, and real estate companies. In 2002, he was elected to the Georgia State Senate. In 2010, Governor Sonny Perdue appointed Kemp secretary of state of Georgia after Karen Handel resigned to run for governor. Kemp was elected to a full term as Georgia secretary of state in 2010 and reelected in 2014. Kemp’s time as secretary of state was controversial. He was criticized after a data breach of over six million voters' personal information to 12 organizations occurred in 2015. During the 2016 election, he was the only state official to reject help from the Department of Homeland Security to guard against Russian interference.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Athens Academy
Clarke Central High School
University of Georgia
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
State of Georgia
2019 - Current
Secretary of State
State of Georgia
2010 - 2018
Georgia State Senate
2002 - 2006
Kemp Properties
Specialty Stone Supply
Other Experience1 - 11 of 11
Committee Chair
Sexual Assault Center
Former President
Athens Area Homebuilders Association
Habitat for Humanity
Athens Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee, Georgia State Senate
Transition Advisory Committee
Comprehensive Land Use Plan for Athens-Clarke County Steering Committee
Waste Water Treatment Advisory Committee
Appropriations Committee, Georgia State Senate
Agriculture & Consumer Affairs Committee, Georgia State Senate
Vice Chair
Higher Education Committee, Georgia State Senate