ATLANTA – Gov. Sonny Perdue unveiled his official portrait to hang in the halls of the Georgia State Capitol.
Previous paintings have showcased governors and important moments in their terms; this is the first portrait to include both a Governor and First Lady.
“There is a uniqueness to this portrait – it has two people in it. I asked that Mary be by my side for two reasons. One, I knew it would make the thing prettier. Two, I wanted it to be a commentary saying that what we accomplished, we accomplished as a team,” Perdue said in a news release. “I couldn’t have done this without Mary. She has been my greatest earthly source of inspiration and she has served as a daily reminder of our purpose in public office.”