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.