About Brian Kemp
Brian P. Kemp is a husband, father, businessman, and public servant. On November 6, 2018, he was elected as Georgia's 83rd Governor, earning more votes than any gubernatorial candidate in state history.
Governor Kemp built his first business – Kemp Development and Construction Company – with a pick-up truck and a shovel. Over thirty years later, he is a successful entrepreneur with companies and investments in banking, farming, timber, manufacturing, and real estate.
Kemp served on the Board of Suncrest Stone in Tifton as a Founding Director of First Madison Bank and St. Mary’s Hospital Board in Athens. From the backhoe to the board room, Governor Kemp understands how to successfully create jobs, grow companies, recruit start-ups, make deals on the international stage, and generate economic opportunity in communities large and small.
Out of frustration with government, Brian Kemp ran for public office in the early 2000s. In the State Senate, Kemp voted to reduce taxes, fees, and mandates on job creators and Georgia families. As Secretary of State, Kemp utilized technology and innovation to cut bureaucratic red tape, slash spending, and streamline government.
Brian Kemp ran for Governor on a bold plan to spur economic growth, reform state government, strengthen rural communities, lower healthcare costs, and protect Georgia families from violence. Since his inauguration on January 14, 2019, he’s worked tirelessly to turn those campaign promises into reality.
During his first year in office, Governor Kemp created the Georgians First Commission to help Georgia become the #1 state for small business. He championed the largest teacher pay raise in Georgia history, invested in school security grants, and doubled funding for mental health funding in Georgia high schools.
Under his leadership, Georgia was named the “Top State for Business” six years in a row, with thousands of new private sector jobs and billions in economic investment throughout the Peach State.
Governor Kemp is leading efforts to dismantle street gangs, stop human trafficking, enhance access to quality, affordable healthcare, protect life, and put hardworking Georgians first.
Kemp, 56, is married to the former Marty Argo of Athens. They are the proud parents of three daughters – Jarrett, Lucy, and Amy Porter – and active members of Emmanuel Episcopal Church.
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