“This election is about making Sessions Court more efficient for the citizens of Bradley County,” he said.
“Throughout my career I have witnessed the role and impact the judicial system has in the lives of the people of Bradley County. My commitment is to maintain the highest level of honesty, integrity and fairness as Sessions Court judge.
“These principles were instilled in me by my parents, Harlen and Lynette, and have been the basis for my client relationships. I will continue to apply these principles with each citizen that appears before me, giving them my full attention and their fair day in court,” said Painter.
“I also intend to work together with the Sessions Court, Division 1 judge to make both courts more efficient for the people of Bradley County..
With 21 years legal experience, Painter exemplifies a qualified judicial candidate. A graduate of Cleveland High School, Painter obtained a bachelor’s degree in business finance from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a law degree from Cumberland School of Law.
He began his career with his father and former Cleveland City attorney, Harlen Painter, at Bell & Associates where he served as city prosecutor in Cleveland Municipal Court.
Painter also practiced at Logan-Thompson, P.C., where he served as county attorney for Bradley and Meigs counties.
Currently he is in private practice with Chancey, Kanavos, Love & Painter.
Painter’s community involvement includes past president of Cleveland Civitan Club, and past board member of the Cleveland Family YMCA.
He is an avid golfer and former college baseball player at Lee University and UTC.
Painter has been married to his wife, Elyn, for 33 years and they have one son, Sam.
“I humbly ask the voters of Bradley County to assist me in this effort and ask for their vote and support in the May 6 Republican Primary,” said Painter.