Guy W. Millner (born February 16, 1936) is an American multi-millionaire businessman who ran as a Republican for Governor of Georgia in 1994 and 1998, and United States Senator from Georgia in 1996, losing all three races.

Guy Millner
Personal details
Born (1936-02-16) February 16, 1936 (age 88)
Holly Hill, Florida, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materFlorida State University,

Millner came closest to victory in 1994, winning 48% of the vote against incumbent Governor Zell Miller after defeating four other candidates in the Republican primary election. His subsequent defeats were by increasingly large margins. He lost to state secretary of state and former Carter Veterans Affairs Administrator Max Cleland for the United States Senate in 1996 after narrowly defeating Johnny Isakson for the Republican nomination. His final defeat, at the hands of State Representative Roy Barnes for governor in 1998, was by a margin of 52%-44%. He has not sought office again.

Millner's campaigns were largely self-financed[1][2] and he remains a major financial backer of Republican candidates.

Millner is the founder of Norrell Corporation,[3] a temporary help company later acquired by Spherion, which in turn was acquired by Randstad NV.[4] In 2000, he was reportedly worth more than $100 million.[5] He later joined the board of Source2[6]

He and his wife have hosted fundraisers at his home for Fix Georgia Pets, a nonprofit that works to spay and neuter dogs and cats in Georgia.[7][8]

In 2019 he bought a waterfront condo in Palm Beach, Florida for $5 million.[9][10]

References edit

  1. ^ Milyo, Jeffrey; Groseclose, Timothy (1999). "The Electoral Effects of Incumbent Wealth". The Journal of Law & Economics. 42 (2): 699–722. doi:10.1086/467439. ISSN 0022-2186. JSTOR 725702. S2CID 154864621.
  2. ^ Sutton, David (1997). "Big Dough, Small Change: The Elections of 1996". Appalachian Journal. 24 (3): 296–305. ISSN 0090-3779. JSTOR 40933811. In an unsuccessful effort to succeed Georgia's retiring Democratic Senator Sam Nunn, Republican Guy Millner, owner of a nationwide temporary employment agency, spent nearly $6 million of his own money.
  3. ^ Millner, Guy W. (1989). "Professional "Temps" in Today's Workforce". Personnel (AMA). 66 (10): 26 – via ERIC.
  4. ^ Domberger, Simon; Domberger, Simon (1998). The Contracting Organization: A Strategic Guide to Outsourcing. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-877458-7.
  5. ^ Green, John C.; Rozell, Mark J.; Wilcox, Clyde (2000-04-04). Prayers in the Precincts: The Christian Right in the 1998 Elections. Georgetown University Press. ISBN 978-1-58901-393-3. Guy Millner, the founder of the Norrell temporary help agency and reported to be worth well over $100 million
  6. ^ "Norrell founder and former CEO joins Source2 board". Staffing Industry Analysts. December 6, 2013. Retrieved 2021-09-29.
  7. ^ "Hooray for Hollywood". The Neighbor. Oct 9, 2019. Retrieved 2021-09-29.
  8. ^ "Come Together for Fix Georgia Pets". The Neighbor. Sep 18, 2017. Retrieved 2021-09-29.
  9. ^ "Palm Beach Real Estate | 400 Ocean Palm Beach". The Real Deal South Florida. 2019-05-16. Retrieved 2021-09-29.
  10. ^ Hofheinz, Darrell. "Palm Beach homes: Beachfront condo sells for $5 million in Midtown". Palm Beach Daily News. Retrieved 2021-09-29.

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Party political offices
Preceded by Republican nominee for Governor of Georgia
1994, 1998
Succeeded by
Title last held by
Mike Hicks
Republican nominee for U.S. Senator from Georgia
(Class 2)

Succeeded by