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Bradford C. Archer
Friday, August 30, 2013
By KEN BRADLEY - Staff Writer
Bradford C. Archer, a candidate for Franklin County Treasurer, said Wednesday he has a solid background in economics and would like to see the treasurer's office have more flexible hours to better serve the people.
"The treasurer's office exists for service to the people," said Archer, "and that is what I can bring to the office if I am elected."
Archer, 54, is running as a Republican.
A special election will be held in conjunction with the general election on Nov. 5 because current Treasurer Lynda Messenger is retiring, effective Nov. 15.
Archer, who is retired, said he currently is doing some consulting work and is working with local young entrepreneurs in the development and growth of their companies.
As chairman of the Franklin County Republican Committee, Archer said he has led a staff of 532 volunteers.
Archer has a degree in construction engineering, has completed graduate classes in economics, and is working on an advanced degree in organizational management.
He was the recipient of the Excellence in Engineering Award from the American Council of Engineering Consultants (ACEC) for his work with the Virginia Military Institute.
Archer has served as national treasurer for the Professional Construction Estimators Association and the Construction Specifications Institute.
Archer was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., and grew up in South Carolina. He moved to Franklin County in 1989.
Archer lives in Wirtz with his wife, Karen. The couple has three grown children and three grandchildren.
Archer is also the author of two books -- "The American Manifesto" and "What's the Big Idea?"
More information on Archer can be found on his website, www.Bradfordarcher.com.
The other two candidates for treasurer are Susan Wray and Gail Lynch Abbott.