Brian Kemp, Ga. Secretary of State: $33,624
Brian P. Kemp, a former state senator from Athens, reported income of about $33,000 in 2009 from his various real estate interests. But with $92,000-plus in expenses, he reported a net loss of $58,815 for the year.
But things are looking up: Gov. Sonny Perdue gave Kemp a steady job in January, naming him as Georgia’s new secretary of state at a salary of about $130,000 a year.
Kemp’s financial disclosure reports net assets of $6.3 million.
Kemp reported two financial transactions with local governments over the past five years. Hart AgStrong LLC, in which Kemp owns a 24 percent interest, received a $25,000 property tax abatement from Hart County in April. And Kemp sold a $60,000 parcel of land to Athens/Clarke County in 2004.