All eyes on Georgia gubernatorial race: Brian Kemp
Brian Kemp is the Republican nominee for Georgia's gubernatorial race. His opponent is Democrat Stacey Abrams.
Kemp has lived in Georgia his entire life. He was raised in Athens and graduated from UGA. He is married with three children.
Kemp has worked in the state Senate and currently serving Secretary of State. He has been endorsed by President Trump and Vice President Pence.
Below is information from Brian Kemp's official website about his ideas and policies for Georgia:
- Jobs: To spur economic growth and opportunity for all Georgians, Brian will slash ridiculous regulations, taxes, and mandates that crush local businesses. He will grow jobs, bring economic development projects to rural Georgia, and make our state #1 for small business.
- Public Safety: Brian Kemp will stand with our prosecutors and law enforcement to dismantle gangs and shutdown the cartels. He will end sex trafficking and punish sex predators. Above all, Brian Kemp will keep your family safe and our future bright.
- Taxes: As governor, Brian Kemp will cap government spending and lower taxes on Georgia families. He will stand against big government programs that cost too much and fail to deliver for taxpayers.
- Education: The husband of a former Pre-K teacher, Brian supports early childhood education, pay raises for teachers, local control, school choice and will fight to safeguard the Hope Scholarship so it is available to all Georgians. Kemp will reduce the mandates and paperwork on educators. He will put students ahead of the status quo.
- Healthcare: As governor, Kemp will craft a Georgia-focused healthcare solution that lowers costs on premiums and prescription drugs while increasing access for Georgia families. He will fund mental health services, protect rural hospitals, and tackle the doctor shortage with more residency slots and better incentivizes for rural physicians.
A spokesperson for Kemp said he had an easy going Election Day. He spent the day meeting with voters, bringing them food and snacks. He said there are volunteers in all 159 counties hoping to give Kemp the final push as voters head to the polls.
Kemp his wife and three daughters went to vote at their Winterville precinct, near Athens, around 2:00 Tuesday afternoon.