Brian Kemp

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Brian Kemp
Brian Kemp 2019.jpg
83rd Governor of Georgia
Assumed office
January 14, 2019
LieutenantGeoff Duncan
Preceded byNathan Deal
27th Secretary of State of Georgia
In office
January 8, 2010 – November 8, 2018
GovernorSonny Perdue
Nathan Deal
Preceded byKaren Handel
Succeeded byRobyn Crittenden
Member of the Georgia Senate
from the 46th district
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
Preceded byDoug Haines
Succeeded byBill Cowsert
Personal details
Born
Brian Porter Kemp

(1963-11-02) November 2, 1963 (age 57)
Athens, Georgia, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Marty Argo (m. 1994)
Children3
ResidenceGovernor's Mansion
EducationUniversity of Georgia (BS)
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Brian Porter Kemp (born November 2, 1963) is an American politician and businessman. He has been the 83rd Governor of Georgia since 2019.

Kemp was born in Athens, Georgia to a family that had been in politics for a long time.[1] Some of his ancestors owned plantations with many slaves.[2] He studied at University of Georgia.

As a member of the Republican Party he was a state senator from 2003 to 2007, then became the 27th Secretary of State of Georgia from January 2010 to November 2018.[3]

Kemp was the Republican nominee in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election.[4] He defeated Stacey Abrams in the general election in November 2018, but the election was controversial and many newspapers reported that he cheated.[5][6][7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Brett, Jennifer. "'Solid': Republican Brian Kemp plays up rural roots, business bonafides". ajc. Retrieved 2020-10-25.
  2. Lambert, Frank (2005). James Habersham: Loyalty, Politics, and Commerce in Colonial Georgia. University of Georgia Press. ISBN 978-0-8203-2539-2.
  3. SECRETARY KEMP TENDERS RESIGNATION TO GOVERNOR DEAL
  4. Bluestein, Greg (July 24, 2018). "Georgia Republicans give nod to Kemp in governor's race". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  5. Board, Editorial. "Opinion | Georgia's voter suppression problem goes much deeper than Brian Kemp". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2020-10-25.
  6. Astor, Maggie (2019-03-06). "Georgia Governor Brian Kemp Faces Investigation by House Panel (Published 2019)". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-10-25.
  7. CNN, Eli Watkins. "Jimmy Carter calls for Brian Kemp to resign as GA secretary of state". CNN. Retrieved 2020-10-25.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Brian Kemp at Wikimedia Commons