Brian P. Kemp serves as Georgia’s 27th Secretary of State.
Among his wide-ranging duties, Secretary Kemp is responsible for conducting secure, accessible, and fair elections, registering corporations, and regulating securities and professional license holders in Georgia.
Since taking office in January 2010, Kemp has implemented zero-based budgeting to cut wasteful spending and maximized the use of technology to better serve taxpayers. A strong champion for common sense business practices in government and election integrity, Kemp has been at the national forefront of putting conservative policies into action.
Because of his long track record of conservative leadership, Kemp was chosen in 2012 to serve as the national Chairman of the Republican Secretaries of State Committee.
A former State Senator, Brian Kemp was first elected to the Georgia State Senate in 2002, defeating a Democrat incumbent and helping to usher in the first Republican majority in the State Senate since Reconstruction.
During his professional career, Secretary Kemp has founded and developed many small businesses. He remains an active small business owner today with companies involved in agribusiness, financial services, and 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.
Brian Kemp, 50, 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.