Brian Kemp’s road to the Georgia governor’s mansion was not an easy one.

First, he had to get through a tense republican primary where he was the underdog. Then, he went head to head with Lieutenant Gov. Casey Cagle in a runoff election.

After winning the runoff, Kemp faced a strong challenge from democrat Stacey Abrams, who came within 54,000 votes of Kemp’s lead. But, when will Kemp actually be taking the helm of the state’s executive branch?

Governor-elect Brian Kemp will become Governor Brian Kemp on Jan. 14. Kemp will be sworn-in on the first day of the Georgia General Assembly when his colleagues in the state legislature also take their oaths of office.