Vic Painter’s letter to Peachtree City


Peachtree City, I want to thank you for your support and encouragement. The last couple of months on the campaign trail have been a lot of work, but also a lot of fun.

I’ve met so many amazing people who really care about the community we all share. This process, although tough at times, has reaffirmed what I believed when I first decided to run for Peachtree City Council: our community is a great place to live and filled with so many great people.

Peachtree City Council Post 2 candidate Vic Painter. Photo/Submitted.
Peachtree City Council Post 2 candidate Vic Painter. Photo/Submitted.

What I have learned through this experience is that keeping it a great place can only be achieved by working together as a community. Keeping our way of life is a fight worth fighting for and I am willing to fight for you everyday.

Those who have known me from before I ran for office and those that I have met on the campaign trail, know that I am not a politician. This has been the first and only campaign I have ever run.

I was encouraged by so many who shared my passion for Peachtree City, a community that has meant so much to me and my family. But I was also warned by a few, that politics is a full contact sport. There would be slings and arrows. There would be mistruths or bold faced lies.

But I haven’t strayed from the truth or from who I am. I am Christian, husband, father, businessman and coach for my daughter’s soccer team.

In spite of the fact that I am running for Peachtree City Council, I am still not a politician and don’t plan on becoming one. I am Vic Painter and what you see is what you get.

I am running to keep our city a great place to live, raise a family, and for entrepreneurs to start a business in a safe environment.

When I have been out meeting with citizens from all corners of Peachtree City to talk about issues important to the community, I learned that now more than ever we can work together to solve problems like out-of-control traffic and keeping our community safe. We can maintain our great schools and quality infrastructure without breaking the bank.

With my background in finance, I know how we can spend wisely to invest in city services that are important to us. From our parks and recreation services that encompass youth programs and the Gathering Place, to the professionals that keep us safe in the Peachtree City Police and Fire Departments, we need to make sure our priorities are properly funded with a long-term plan in place to do so.

My family has found the American Dream in Peachtree City. It’s an amazing community with amazing people and I look forward to serving by listening to our citizens and working hard to achieve our goals.

Once again, I want to thank all of you for your encouragement and support. It has meant so much. I am humbled and honored. But I must ask something else from you and that is your vote.

As Election Day is approaching, we need to come together and do our duty as citizens of Peachtree City. So please be sure to vote and when you do, vote for Vic Painter for Peachtree City Council Post 2. Early voting takes place this week, and Election Day is November 7.

Vic Painter

Candidate for Post 2, City Council

Peachtree City, Ga.


  1. Mr Painter – you do seem like a good neighbor to have, and I greatly appreciate you and the others who step up to help run our city.

    This letter, however, only reinforces my opinion of your candidacy. It’s another missed opportunity to inform the people that you want to vote for you.

    Some others here will accept a nice picture and political generalities, but I was looking for some substance on city issues from you. To paraphrase Nancy Pelosi, you’re asking us to elect you in order to find out how you’ll represent us. Not good enough for me.

  2. Vic, yes, we do live in an amazing community! Many thanks for your willingness (and bravery!) to work to keep PTC special. Thanks for letting us know more about you and your family.

    Also, I love your resistance in not getting pulled into a biased, black or white, fear-based questionaire. That tells me you lean towards critical thinking and have your eye on how the pieces fit together.

  3. Vic, I do like your family pics, you seem like a nice guy. I do not like your refusal to answer questions on the issues. in fact, this letter to The Citizen just made it worse. Your “team campaign with Tamara is the ultimate tell. Just no words.