Sec. Kemp Submits Resignation to Gov. Deal

From a press release from Secretary of State’s office:

On the morning of November 8, 2018, Secretary of State Brian Kemp tendered his resignation – effective at 11:59 AM – to Governor Nathan Deal.

“We deeply appreciate Brian Kemp’s public service as Secretary of State. We will continue our work in this office on behalf of all Georgians. We are excited to welcome Robyn A. Crittenden to the agency to serve as our Secretary of State,” stated Lorri Smith, Assistant Deputy Secretary of State and Chief Operating Officer.

EDIT – Details added about Sec. Kemp’s replacement:

Gov. Nathan Deal today appointed former Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Robyn A. Crittenden to serve as secretary of state, filling the vacancy created by the resignation of Gov.-elect Brian Kemp. Crittenden took the oath of office this afternoon and will serve the remainder of Kemp’s term.

“Robyn’s experience as an attorney, public servant and agency head make her exceptionally qualified to fill the role of Georgia’s secretary of state,” said Deal. “She is a leader with brilliant intellect, high integrity, and a wide range of experience in public service. Robyn has been one of the most effective leaders within my administration and she is well-qualified to fill one of the most important jobs in state government. I appreciate her willingness to fill this role and I thank Gov.-elect Kemp for his leadership as secretary of state.”

Crittenden is the first African-American woman to serve as a statewide constitutional officer in Georgia history. In 2015, Deal appointed Crittenden to be DHS commissioner after she served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Georgia Student Finance Commission. Following Crittenden’s swearing-in ceremony today, Deal nominated Gerlda B. Hines, chief of staff and chief financial officer of DHS, to be the interim DHS commissioner, pending board approval.

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Ellynn
Ellynn

If he did this last week, many a problem would have been resolved or not even created.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Mighty white of him.

Caralibra
Caralibra

Is it just a coincidence the SOS corporations division site went dead concurrently with this resignation announcement?

Noway2016
Noway2016

I appreciate Kemp’s leadership with this resignation. Shows what kind of governor he’ll be!

TheDeepDark
TheDeepDark

Alright… DTM is headed back to moderation… what was posted has nothing to do with anything in this article…

Noway2016
Noway2016

That was probably my fault for asking him to post his ideas on the AG. If that’s the case give me the probation and not him. Moderate me.

chamblee54
chamblee54

Here is a blog post based on this story. If you don’t like the text, you can look at the pictures. https://chamblee54.wordpress.com/2018/11/08/we-were-lied-to/

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

LOL! You dug up so many old pictures that I couldn’t keep my mind on the text!

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

It’s improper, especially for a SOS, to declare victory when there are known votes to be counted. Have respect for the system and shut up until the votes are counted.