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Alan Painter
Former candidate for
Georgia House of Representatives, District 1
Alan Painter was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 1 of the Georgia House of Representatives. He ran unsuccessfully for the same seat in 2012.


Painter is a software engineer for Thomson Reuters, the parent company of Reuters.[1]



See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014, with runoff elections taking place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Thomas A. "Tom" McMahan was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent John V. Deffenbaugh and Robert F. Goff advanced past W. Alan Painter in the Republican primary. Deffenbaugh defeated Goff in a runoff election on July 22, 2014. McMahan was defeated by Deffenbaugh in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Deffenbaugh Incumbent 72.6% 7,084
     Democratic Tom McMahan 27.4% 2,679
Total Votes 9,763


See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Painter was running in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 1. Painter ran against Mike Nowlin and John Deffenbaugh in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. Thomas McMahan ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Painter and John Deffenbaugh were the top two vote getters in the Republican primary, after no candidate obtained more than 50 percent of the votes. A runoff election was held on August 21, 2012.[6] The runoff primary between John Deffenbaugh and Painter remained too close to call.[7] The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[8][9][10]

In the end, Painter was defeated by Deffenbaugh.[11]

Georgia House of Representatives District 1 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Deffenbaugh (advanced to runoff) 36% 2,505
Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Painter (advanced to runoff) 34.5% 2,399
Mike Nowlin 29.6% 2,059
Total Votes 6,963


Painter is married to his wife, Tina, and they have one child.[12]

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