Brian Kemp
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Brian Kemp

Republican

Governor

Georgia

Addresses

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Capitol
206 Washington Street 111 State Capitol, Suite 203
Atlanta, GA. 30334
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Brian Kemp

Governor
Summary
Experience
57
Years of Age
14
Years of Experience
GAResidence (state)

Brian Porter Kemp (born November 2, 1963) is an American businessman and politician serving as the 83rd governor of the State of Georgia since January 2019. A Republican, he previously was the 27th Secretary of State of Georgia from 2010 to 2018 and a member of the Georgia State Senate from 2003 until 2007. Born in Athens, Georgia, Kemp is a graduate of the University of Georgia. Prior to entering politics, Kemp owned several agribusinesses, financial services, and real estate companies. In 2002, he was elected to the Georgia State Senate. In 2010, Kemp was appointed Secretary of State of Georgia by Governor Sonny Perdue following the resignation of Karen Handel to run for the governorship. Kemp was subsequently elected to a full term as Georgia Secretary of State in 2010; he was reelected in 2014. In 2015, Kemp's office erroneously distributed the Social Security numbers and dates of birth of registered Georgia voters. During the 2016 election, Kemp was the only state official to reject help from the Department of Homeland Security to guard against Russian interference. Kemp also encountered criticism from voting rights advocates; from 2012 to 2018, Kemp's office cancelled more than 1.4 million voter registrations, and during the 2018 election, Kemp held up more than 53,000 voter registration applications, with nearly 70% of the voter registrations belonging to African Americans.

Experience

Education

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Athens Academy
University of Georgia

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 5)  
Governor
State of Georgia
2019 - Current
Secretary of State
State of Georgia
2010 - 2018
Senator
Georgia State Senate
2002 - 2006
President
Kemp Properties
Current
Co-Owner
Specialty Stone Supply

Other Experience

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Committee Chair
Sexual Assault Center
Former President
Athens Area Homebuilders Association
Member
Habitat for Humanity
Member
Athens Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Chair
Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee, Georgia State Senate
Member
Transition Advisory Committee
Member
Comprehensive Land Use Plan for Athens-Clarke County Steering Committee
Member
Waste Water Treatment Advisory Committee
Member
Appropriations Committee, Georgia State Senate
Secretary
Agriculture & Consumer Affairs Committee, Georgia State Senate
Vice Chair
Higher Education Committee, Georgia State Senate