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Governor - State of Georgia - RUNOFF IN JULY

This is a four (4) year seat that is currently held by Incumbent Nathan Deal who is not eligible to run for another term. L.S. Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp are in the Republican Runoff in July. The following candidates were defeated in the Republican Primary: Eddie Hayes, Hunter Hill, Clay Tippins, Marc Urbach, and Michael Williams.

Challenger Stacey Abrams won the Democratic Primary against Challenger Stacey Evans.

The winner of the Republican Primary will run against Challenger Stacey Abrams in November..


Brian Kemp, Republican - IN THE REPUBLICAN RUNOFF

Conservative Small Businessman Brian Kemp
FIGHTING AND WINNING FOR GEORGIA!

About Brian Kemp:

Brian Kemp is a conservative small businessman with a proven record of fighting – and winning – for Georgia.

In the State Senate, Kemp fought to cut fees, taxes, and mandates on job creators and Georgia families. As Secretary of State, Kemp used technology and innovation to cut bureaucratic red tape, slash spending, and streamline government.

Kemp fought the Obama Justice Department and countless left-wing organizations attempting to undermine Georgia’s elections.

Kemp is not finished fighting for Georgia.

As our Governor, Kemp will fight to make Georgia #1 for small business. He will ensure that all parts of our state – including rural Georgia – have opportunities to grow and thrive. Kemp will fundamentally reform state government and will always put Georgians first - not the special interests.

While serving in public office, Brian Kemp has remained a small business owner with companies in agribusiness, financial services, real estate management and investment. A lifelong resident of Athens, Kemp is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture.

Kemp, 53, is married to the former Marty Argo of Athens. They are the proud parents of three daughters and are active members of Emmanuel Episcopal Church.

Kemp’s 4 Point Plan to Put Georgia First:

1. MAKE GEORGIA #1 FOR SMALL BUSINESS
•Take a chainsaw to ridiculous regulations and burdensome mandates
•Work with business people - not bureaucrats - to cut red tape and streamline state government
•Stand firm against healthcare reform that punishes small businesses

2. REFORM STATE GOVERNMENT
•Implement State Spending Cap that Adjusts with Population and Inflation
•Determine ROI on state programs, tax incentives
•Eliminate wasteful programs, tax incentives, bureaucracy

3. STRENGTHEN ALL OF GEORGIA
•Give rural communities the same opportunities as the rest of Georgia
•Bring high-speed Internet to rural Georgia
•Promote economic development and investment across the entire state
•Support farmers, agri-business, and small town start-ups

4. PUT GEORGIA FIRST
•Defund sanctuary cities and campuses
•Stop taxpayer funded subsidies for illegal immigrants
•Protect our Georgia values
•Put the needs of hardworking Georgians ahead of special interests

Contact www.kempforgovernor.com Also on Facebook and Twitter: /BrianKempGA


Clay Tippins, Republican - DEFEATED IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY

The nation’s top swimmer in high school, Navy SEAL, possessed of an internationally recognized ability to solve business problems and turn troubled companies around, Clay Tippins has always been mission driven. His next mission? Georgia.

A native Georgian, Clay grew up in Gwinnett County graduating from Shiloh High School where he was an All-American swimmer and high school national champion. He earned a swimming scholarship to Stanford University, was a member of three National Championship teams, and graduated with honors.

After college, Clay had one immediate goal in mind: become a Navy SEAL. After graduating from the Navy’s Officer Candidate School, he accomplished that mission and served with the Navy’s SEAL Team One.

Following his SEAL service, he worked for several Silicon Valley high tech companies before returning to Georgia and working for a firm that was acquired by Capgemini, a world-renowned international business consulting firm with more than 190,000 employees where he rose to manage the firm’s consulting business for the Eastern United States.

His next mission took him to BrightStar Corporation, where he became managing director for Eastern Europe.

He returned to Capgemini in 2011 and was ultimately was named Executive Vice President for the firm’s entire North American high tech, entertainment, and telecommunications business. During his tenure, he dramatically increased the company’s revenue and profits.

But it’s hard for Clay Tippins to ever sit still. Even while managing these far-flung endeavors, the call to service continued to beckon, and he joined the Navy SEAL Reserves, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander while serving with SEAL Team 18. In 2015, Clay was deployed to Iraq and was decorated for his efforts in counter-ISIS strike operations. Another mission accomplished.

When not running international business operations and fighting ISIS, Clay dedicates time to another one of his missions: mentoring children through the Boys and Girls Club of America, where he serves as a National Trustee of the group’s Southeastern Division.

Clay lives in Atlanta with Lori, his wife of 20 years, and their two children, Henley and Clay “Tip” Jr. The Tippins’ are members of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church and are involved in community revitalization efforts in Atlanta’s Westside. In his spare time, Clay enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and riding his tractor on their farm in Juliette, Georgia.

LEARN MORE: WWW.CLAYTIPPINS.COM


Marc Urbach, Republican - DEFEATED IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Click here to read where Urbach has withdrawn from the race and is endorsing Michael Williams.

Team Urbach and I believe in you and your families. We believe you are the best citizens in this "Republic", living in the best State in America! As a Statesman Candidate for Governor, I shall not lie to you! And, though I may surprise you, I shall never deceive you.

In these difficult times, we believe in you since, "we the people of Georgia" are the First Branch of Government; capable of thinking and acting responsibly for, yourselves. I am running for you and your family! I am in this race for all of my Georgia neighbors, and to provide a safe and economical environment so that all of our children may pursue their dreams and not be burdened with unnecessary and wastefully spent taxation.

We know, that you have a choice to make for your next Governor. You can choose a "career politician" and fake, lying public servants who will deceptively tell you what you want to hear, or you can REELECT NONE and vote for a candidate who owes political allegiance to none other than the folks wise enough to manage their own government!

We believe and “Hope & Pray” you do too:

Safety and meaningful Local Control for Our schools, including ridding our schools of Common Core!

Getting God and moral principles back in our schools!

Insuring the possession and exercise, by all citizens, of their fundamental and unalienable RIGHTS!

Holding "career politicians” and other deceiving hypocrites accountable to you!

Do you want Georgia restored to Glory and to become a leader in preserving Liberty and Justice for all?

Team Urbach is more than prepared to fight for you and your families, and bring honest government back to this State, and, God willing, you can make this happen since the power is shortly to be in your hands. Together, we're not just going to "drain the swamp" but "clean it out!" We must clean our cities and towns, and bring back “Common Sense” to our public servants. We must do this as our children and God will be watching.

Thank you and have a great day. May God continue to Bless you and your family, our Georgia and our Republic! The United States of America! Love, Marc. Get GA back w/Urbach! Urbach for Governor! www.marcurbach.com


L.S. Casey Cagle, Republican - IN THE REPUBLICAN RUNOFF
www.caseycagle.com

Eddie Hayes, Republican - DEFEATED IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
jbkeshinc@yahoo.com (No website is listed on the Secretary of State website.)

Hunter Hill, Republican - DEFEATED IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
www.votehunterhill.com

Michael Williams, Republican - DEFEATED IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
williamsgeorgia.com


Stacey Abrams, Democrat www.staceyabrams.com

Stacey Evans, Democrat - DEFEATED IN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
www.staceyevans.com


[Note from the Editor: All candidates received an email for information from Pike County Times. I will continue to update this page as information is received.]

Updated 5.29.18
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