Brian Kemp

Governor of the State of Georgia, United States Office of the Governor

Brian Kemp is a husband, father, businessman, and public servant. On November 6, 2018, he was elected as Georgia's 83rd Governor, and was re-elected to a second term on November 8, 2022.

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 businesses and investments in banking, farming, timber, manufacturing, and real estate.

From running a backhoe to leading a meeting in the board room, Governor Kemp understands how to successfully create jobs, grow companies, recruit start-ups, and make deals on the international stage while also providing opportunities for tens of thousands of hardworking Georgians.

First elected to the Georgia State Senate in 2002, Kemp was instrumental in fighting to cut fees, taxes, and mandates on job creators and Georgia families. During his terms as Georgia's Secretary of State, Kemp utilized technology and innovation to cut bureaucratic red tape, slash spending, and streamline government, making it easier to register to vote, create a new business and renew a business license.

As Governor, Brian Kemp is fighting to make Georgia the #1 state for both large and small business. During his first term, Kemp ensured employers could stay open safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, protecting both lives and livelihoods. He has recruited the three largest economic development projects in state history, all outside the 10-county Metro Atlanta region. Kemp has joined with job creators to announce record levels of investment in all parts of our state - including rural Georgia - so that every city and county have opportunities to grow and thrive. Kemp is fundamentally reforming state government, keeping our families safe, and always putting hardworking Georgians first.

Kemp 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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