Brian P. Kemp

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Brian Kemp
27th Secretary of State of Georgia
Assumed office
January 8, 2010
Governor Sonny Perdue
Nathan Deal
Preceded by Karen Handel
Personal details
Born (1963-11-02) November 2, 1963 (age 52)
Athens, Georgia, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Marty Argo
Alma mater University of Georgia

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.[1] In 2014, Kemp was re-elected.

Personal life[edit]

Brian Kemp 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.


Brian Kemp is an active small business owner today with companies involved in agribusiness, financial services, and real estate management and investment.


Political offices
Preceded by
Karen Handel
Secretary of State of Georgia