Gov. Nathan Deal’s official portrait was unveiled Thursday morning at the Georgia Capitol, and the painting reflects his and his wife Sandra Deal’s priorities during his eight-year administration. The couple is joined by a statue of the scales of justice, representing Deal’s work in criminal justice reform and reducing recidivism in the state’s prison system. A crane in the background stands for construction on the Nathan Deal Judicial Center near the Capitol. A camera-shaped bookend refers to the $10 billion annual economic impact of the film industry in Georgia. A model car is a nod to the state’s auto manufacturers.
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