“I know that you can’t completely run government like a company, but you can bring in business principles and processes.”
On January 16, 2018, former Georgia Secretary of State and small business owner, Brian Kemp, joined Merion West’s Henri Mattila for an interview to discuss his vision for Georgia as he campaigns for Governor.
Henri Mattila: Thank you for joining us today, Secretary Kemp. For our readers who aren’t familiar with your background, could you tell me a little bit about why you chose to enter politics?Read More
Rural communities throughout Georgia are struggling to stay afloat. With high unemployment rates, limited economic development opportunities and reduced access to quality healthcare, education, and, yes – high speed internet, it’s tough for residents, businesses and organizations in small towns to get ahead.
In the 2018 governor’s race, conservative businessman and Secretary of State Brian Kemp is the only candidate with a comprehensive strategy to support rural Georgia.Read More
RINCON -- Secretary of State Brian Kemp deftly avoided talk of this year's gubernatorial race while addressing the Rotary Club of Effingham County on Thursday. After the Rotary meeting ended, however, the Republican eagerly discussed his candidacy to succeed Gov. Nathan Deal.
"A lot of times, Rotary clubs don't want you to get into politics so I didn't wade in there," Kemp said.
When prompted, Kemp discussed his platform with the Effingham Herald, starting with his push to boost the state's small businesses.Read More
On his first campaign visit to Dalton in August, Secretary of State Brian Kemp touted his "four-point plan" for Georgia in his bid to become the next governor. On Wednesday, Kemp returned to Dalton and he is beginning to push initiatives he says will make that plan a reality.
Kemp said his four points are making Georgia No. 1 for small business, strengthening all of Georgia with an emphasis on rural areas, reforming state government and “putting Georgians first” on issues such as immigration.Read More
Today, conservative businessman and Secretary of State Brian Kemp identified adoption reform as a legislative priority by releasing a plan to streamline the adoption process and reduce costs on Georgia families.
"National Adoption Awareness Month is coming to a close but adoption reform should be a year-round priority," said Kemp. "Being pro-life extends beyond protecting an embryo, fetus, or baby in the womb. It's time to streamline the adoption process in Georgia and ensure that every child has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.Read More
For conservative businessman and Secretary of State Brian Kemp, being pro-life extends beyond protecting an embryo, fetus, or baby in the womb. Kemp supports adoption reform and efforts to streamline the adoption process in Georgia. As governor, Brian Kemp will work tirelessly to ensure that every child has the opportunity to grow, learn, and thrive.
Adoption Tax Credit
The cost of adopting domestically, or much less internationally, is prohibitively expensive for many hardworking Georgians.Read More
Support for conservative businessman and Secretary of State Brian Kemp continues to grow as 500 hardworking business professionals, civic leaders, and mothers launched the campaign's "Women for Kemp" coalition. Tasked with engaging female voters who back Kemp's plan to fight for Georgia families, "Women for Kemp" is a fundamental component of the Kemp for Governor campaign.Read More
In response to the Board of Regents' legal opinion on kneeling during the National Anthem, conservative businessman and Secretary of State Brian Kemp issued the following statement:Read More