ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Atlanta Realtors Political Action Committee announced today its recommendation of Jim Paine for election to the office of Mayor of the City of Alpharetta.

A candidate screening panel composed of members of the Atlanta Board of Realtors and the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors concluded that Paine is the most qualified candidate to serve the citizens of Alpharetta in the next term.

Jim Paine has an impressive record of public service to the citizens of Alpharetta, where he has held the office of City Council Member and Mayor Pro Tem. He led the way on several important initiatives in his legislative career, most notably in the policy areas of parks, recreation, and greenspace preservation.

“Jim Paine’s experience as a Council Member has prepared him well for the next level of leadership,” said Alan Joel, chair of Atlanta RPAC and principal of Joel & Granot Commercial Real Estate.  “His support for low taxes, economic development of the downtown area, and the protection of property rights is perfectly aligned with our associations’ goal of making this community a world-class place to live, work, and play for our members and their clients.”

The Atlanta Board of Realtors and Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors are trade associations that together represent more than 7,500 members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     October 21, 2011           

CONTACT:       Robert Broome, Governmental Affairs Director,