In Colum­bus, Kemp vows to work for all Ge­or­gians, not just back­ers

Ledger-Enquirer - - Front page - BY MIKE HASKEY [email protected]­quirer.com

Ge­or­gia Gov.-elect Brian Kemp vis­ited the Na­tional In­fantry Mu­seum on Fri­day morn­ing as part of his “Ge­or­gians First” tour across the state. The tour started Wed­nes­day in Au­gusta and in­cluded stops in nine com­mu­ni­ties, in­clud­ing Colum­bus.

Kemp joined other elected of­fi­cials and in­vited guests for a mil­i­tary ap­pre­ci­a­tion break­fast at the Na­tional In­fantry Mu­seum, thank­ing vet­er­ans, ac­tive duty sol­diers, and their fam­i­lies for their ser­vice to Ge­or­gia and the na­tion.

“It is my hope that God will con­tinue to bless all of you and I prom­ise you we will work hard ev­ery day to put you first as we serve as the first fam­ily and as I serve as the 83rd gover­nor,” Kemp told the hun­dreds gath­ered in­side the mu­seum’s Cavezza Hall for the gath­er­ing.

Be­fore break­fast Kemp joined a few sup­port­ers and the Chick­fil-A cow to hand out chicken bis­cuits to sol­diers en­ter­ing Ft. Ben­ning via Ft. Ben­ning Rd. One per­son took the time to stop for a bis­cuit, and the oth­ers were taken on post to be given out.

Kemp was sched­uled to stop at two other “Ge­or­gians First” cel­e­bra­tion events Fri­day in Whites­burg and Gain­seville be­fore fin­ish­ing the tour Satur­day in Dal­ton.

He said the tour was to thank peo­ple for help­ing with the transi- tion to gover­nor, es­pe­cially those un­able to come to At­lanta for the of­fi­cial in­au­gu­ra­tion events this com­ing week. Kemp said it’s also a chance to move past the cam­paign and leave be­hind the po­lit­i­cal rhetoric from a tough race

against Demo­cratic chal­lenger Stacey Abrams.

“It’s now time to go to work for all Ge­or­gians,“Kemp said, “I’m go­ing to rep­re­sent ev­ery­body, I’m go­ing to work hard for ev­ery­body, even those who didn’t vote for me.”

Kemp will be sworn into of­fice Mon­day in McCamish Pav­il­ion on Ge­or­gia Tech’s cam­pus.

‘‘ I’M GO­ING TO REP­RE­SENT EV­ERY­BODY, I’M GO­ING TO WORK HARD FOR EV­ERY­BODY, EVEN THOSE WHO DIDN’T VOTE FOR ME.

Ge­or­gia Gov.-elect Brian Kemp

PHO­TOS BY MIKE HASKEY [email protected]­quirer.com

Ge­or­gia Gov.-elect Brian Kemp, cen­ter, vis­its the Na­tional In­fantry Mu­seum as part of his “Ge­or­gians First” tour across the state. He was sched­uled to stop at two other cel­e­bra­tion events Fri­day in Whites­burg and Gain­seville be­fore fin­ish­ing the tour Satur­day in Dal­ton.

Brian Kemp, who will be sworn in Mon­day, says his tour is to thank peo­ple for help­ing with the tran­si­tion to gover­nor, es­pe­cially those un­able to come to At­lanta for the of­fi­cial in­au­gu­ra­tion events next week.

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