Jim Paine Runs for Alpharetta Mayor

Name: Jim Paine

Age: 67

Occupation: Retired Business Owner

Political experience: 15 years on Alpharetta City Council, including nine years as mayor pro tem

Education: Georgia State University, major in Marketing

Family: Three grown children, six grandchildren

Election website: www.jimpaine.com.

Why I am running: I am running for mayor because I can offer our citizens a candidate with a solid record of accomplishments for 15 years as a council member. I can use these skills to build on our many strengths and continue to keep Alpharetta the choice location for families and businesses. I can make a full-time commitment to the mayor position and will always be available to our citizens and businesses.

I have had the honor of being chosen by my peers on council as mayor pro tem (similar to vice-mayor) for nine years, and I have represented the city in many regional capacities.

I plan to work for beneficial changes while still preserving our small-town character. Development and redevelopment should be considered carefully.

I am a strong advocate of our downtown enhancement plan. I can work effectively with other city and county governments to form partnerships to help solve regional problems we face such as traffic, water and legislative policy. As a member of the Milton County Legislative Advisory Committee, I will continue promoting the re-creation of Milton County.

I have a record of conservative fiscal principles and that will never change. Alpharetta’s tax rate is almost half what it was when I started on council. Our homestead exemptions have doubled during the same period.

For a prosperous future, Alpharetta must have a mayor that has a proven record of involvement, accomplishments and a passionate dedication to the city and its citizens. Jim Paine is that person.