Brian Kemp is the Republican Governor of Georgia. Kemp was elected to the office on November 6, 2018.
Kemp served as Georgia secretary of state from 2010 to 2018. He was appointed to the statewide position by Gov. Sonny Perdue (R) on January 8, 2010, filling the vacancy left by former Secretary of State Karen Handel's resignation. Kemp won election to his first full term as secretary of state in 2010.
Kemp served in the Georgia State Senate from 2003 to 2007.
2019 - Present
Kemp was born and raised in Athens, Georgia. He graduated from Clark Central High School and received his B.S. in agriculture from the University of Georgia. He is a member of Habitat for Humanity, a committee chair for the Sexual Assault Center, and the past president of Athens Area Homebuilders Association.
Prior to becoming secretary of state, Kemp served in the Georgia State Senate from 2003 to 2007. He ran for state agriculture commissioner in 2006 but lost in the Republican primary contest.
Kemp is a businessman and owner of Kemp Properties, a "small business specializing in real estate investments and property management."