(Athens, GA) – Conservative small businessman and Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced today that he is running to serve as Georgia’s next governor.
“I’m a conservative small business owner who knows how to put government in its place,” said Kemp. “In the State Senate, I fought to cut taxes and fees on job creators and hardworking Georgia families. As Secretary of State, I’ve used my decades of experience in the private sector to turn bureaucracy into business-friendly government.
“I’m running for Governor because I’m not finished fighting for Georgia. As your Governor, I will fight to make Georgia #1 for small business, treat all parts of our state – including rural Georgia – the same, work to fundamentally reform government, and always put the needs of Georgians – not special interests – first.
“Now is not the time to compromise our conservative values, make empty promises, or play political games in the State Capitol. It’s time to fight for Georgia and I am prepared to lead the charge.”
Kemp’s first stop on the campaign trail is the Cobb County Republican Party Breakfast on Saturday, April 1.
About Brian Kemp:
Brian Kemp is a small business owner with companies involved in agribusiness, financial services, real estate management and investment. A lifelong resident of Athens, Secretary Kemp is a graduate of Clarke Central High School and the University of Georgia, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture.
Kemp, 53, is married to the former Marty Argo of Athens. They are the proud parents of three daughters and are actively involved in various charities and school activities with their children. The Kemps are active members of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Athens.