With the news that Secretary of State Brian Kemp will run for governor, candidates are already lining up to replace him.
First in is state Rep. Buzz Brockway, a Gwinnett Republican elected to the Georgia Legislature in 2010. A Georgia Tech graduate, Brockway is known for savvy advertising and sponsoring a new crackdown on human trafficking and electronic voter registration.
“I’ve been thinking about it a lot, and I’ve had great feedback. Assuming these reports are true and Kemp runs for governor, I’m going to run for Secretary of State,” said Brockway.
“I’ve worked on election law since I took office, and we need to make sure our elections run smoothly and everyone who wants to vote can vote.”
Republicans have controlled the Secretary of State’s office since Karen Handel won the statewide seat in 2006. The job oversees Georgia’s elections, tracks annual corporate filings and grants professional licenses.
Other potential Republican contenders for the Secretary of State job include state Sens. Steve Gooch and John Albers and Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle. Democrat David Worley, a former state party chair and current member of the State Elections Board, is also a potential candidate for the seat.
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