Republican Kemp is sworn in as the 83rd Governor of Georgia

Republican Kemp is sworn in as the 83rd Governor of Georgia

Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) – The Republican Brian Kemp is sworn in as the 83rd Georgia governor Monday in Atlanta.

The former Secretary of State for Georgia stood out from the underdog status to hold a republican primary run-off with loud talk about immigration and a nod from President Donald Trump.

His general election campaign against Democrat Stacey Abrams was characterized by accusations of voter oppression and mismanagement against Kemp, who during his career was the state's main election official.

Kemp denied the claim vehemently, pointing to record-setting voter registration numbers.

Kemp has promised to pursue a conservative policy, including the signing of strict abortion restrictions and a religious freedom law that, according to critics, makes it possible to discriminate against homosexuals and lesbians.

Kemp is 56 and was born in Athens, Georgia. He and his wife, Marty, have three teenage daughters.

FILE - In this photo of the file of Nov. 7, 2018, Brian Kemp speaks to supporters in Athens, the new governor of Ga. Georgia campaigned as a self-described

FILE – In this photo of the file of Nov. 7, 2018, Brian Kemp speaks to supporters in Athens, the new governor of Ga. Georgia campaigned as a self-described & # 39; politically incorrect conservative & # 39; that sealed support among fellow Republicans with an approval from President Donald Trump and eked a victory in the November area. (AP Photo / John Bazemore, File)

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