Brian Kemp has served as Georgia’s secretary of state since 2010, when he was appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue to succeed Karen Handel. He was later elected to the position in 2010 and reelected in 2014. Previously, he served in the state senate from 2003 to 2007.
Kemp is a small businessman with companies in real estate development, construction, manufacturing, farming, and agri-business. Brian, his wife Marty, and their three daughters live in Athens, Georgia.