Secretary of State Brian Kemp will return to the office he was appointed to earlier this year.
He easily defeated Democrat Georganna Sinkfield.
He said the results showed voters not only agreed with Republicans’ vision but also their unity.
“We’ve certainly shown we’ve got a great team,” Kemp said. “We want to work together, and I think that’s what Georgians expect us to do.”
For Kemp, that means a chance to partner with Sam Olens if he wins his bid for attorney general and with would-be labor commissioner Mark Butler on economic development initiatives, especially with small businesses.
GOP candidates in statewide races held comfortable leads late Tuesday.
“We all want to put Georgia back to work, and we have a lot of opportunities to get there together,” Kemp said.
Economic development was also a platform for Gary Black, the GOP nominee for agriculture commissioner. Black agreed that the ties between the top candidates – who spent five days together on a bus tour last week and then a fly-around the state on Monday – is special.
What it means is Black can work with Nathan Deal to promote Georgia produce internationally, he said. Or, he could work with Butler to explore better ways to improve farm labor issues.
“The camaraderie that has really galvanized in the last 10 days is really what Georgians are wanting,” Black said. “That teamwork will spell jobs for Georgians in the future.”
– April Hunt