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|Secretary of State of Georgia|
January 8, 2010
|Preceded by||Karen Handel|
November 2, 1963 |
Athens, Georgia, U.S.
|Education||University of Georgia (BS)|
Brian P. Kemp (born November 2, 1963) is the Republican Secretary of State of the U.S. State of Georgia. Kemp succeeded Karen Handel on January 8, 2010, when she stepped down to run in the Georgia gubernatorial election, 2010.
Kemp previously had served as a Georgia State Senator from 2002 to 2006 after defeating the Democratic incumbent. Kemp won the 2010 election for a full term as Georgia Secretary of State with 56.4% to 39.4% for his democratic opponent, Georganna Sinkfield. In 2014, Kemp was re-elected.
Brian Kemp is a lifelong resident of Athens who is married and has 3 children. He attended Clarke Central High School and the University of Georgia, where he obtained a bachelor of science degree in agriculture. He along with his family are also active members of Emmanuel Episcopal Church[disambiguation needed] in Athens.
Brian Kemp is an active small business owner today with companies involved in agribusiness, financial services, and real estate management and investment.
|Georgia State Senate 46th District Election, 2002|
|Democratic||Doug Haines (inc.)||17,015||49.3|
|Georgia Secretary of State Republican Primary Election, 2010|
|Georgia Secretary of State Election, 2010|
|Georgia Secretary of State Election, 2014|
|Republican||Brian Kemp (inc.)||1,452,554||57.47|
|Secretary of State of Georgia
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