Kemp speaks about plan for Governor

Carrollton Ga -- Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp was in Carrollton on Thursday to do some campaigning and fundraising for his gubernatorial bid. He spoke to WLBB radio where his discussion focused on his conservative four point plan.

"Making Georgia number one for small business. Moving all of Georgia forward with an emphasis on rural communities. Making sure that we're fundamentally reforming state government and putting Georgians first. So it's really a very simple four point conservative plan."

Kemp has shown concern for the underdevelopment and lack of opportunities in the rural areas of the state.

Kemp said: "That's one of the things as governor that I'm going to be working on is to bring high speed internet to every single part of our state. That's a big issue in the rural communities for giving people better opportunities when it comes to employment,  jobs, really using agriculture technology to move the ag industry forward to create other opportunities in rural communities,  rural health care, telemedicine, virtual classrooms for our schools. All of that, you can't do if you don't have high speed internet. It's time for a governor to focus on that."

The race to replace a term limited Nathan Deal in 2018 is shaping up to be a crowded one with five leading Republicans and two Democrats in the race so far.
On the Republican side along with Kemp, are Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, State Sen. Hunter Hill, Businessman Clay Tippins, and State Sen. Michael Williams. The Democratic primary so far would feature former House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams and State Rep. Stacey Evans. The former chair of Georgia's Libertarian party, Doug Craig has also announced his candidacy.