The Daily Courier - - OKANAGAN -

If elected, John Archer will be the first openly-gay coun­cil­lor in Pen­tic­ton’s his­tory. He’s been ac­tive with the South Okana­gan Sim­ilka­meen Pride group as trea­surer and he and his hus­band were mar­ried in a pub­lic cer­e­mony at the Pen­tic­ton Art Gallery on a week that cel­e­brate di­ver­sity.

Archer do­nates much of his time to the art gallery, but he’d like to be­come a city coun­cil­lor.

He cer­tainly has tons of life ex­pe­ri­ences. He spent 10 years as a court re­porter, later own­ing his own court re­port­ing busi­ness. He was in­volved with the Van­cou­ver real es­tate mar­ket and gave it all up to re­lo­cate to the Okana­gan where he op­er­ated a 4.5-star bed and break­fast. With tourism be­ing an eco­nomic driver of Pen­tic­ton, he has ex­pe­ri­ence in that field.

Most im­por­tant, Archer is an ex­tremely smart in­di­vid­ual. He’s pas­sion­ate, but also calm and rea­son­able.


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