TOP PHOTO: Bill Archer is running for Mayor of La Follette.

GATLINBURG, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF – PAID FOR BY BILL ARCHER) – Bill Archer is a candidate for mayor for the City of La Follette. His friend, Gatlinburg Mayor Mike Werner, has endorsed him for mayor.

I have known Bill Archer for years, and he is a good friend of mine. Bill understands that in order for La Follette to grow its revenue it’s going to be through tourism. If Bill Archer is elected Mayor, I personally along with the City of Gatlinburg will help LaFollette get its tourism growth started.

Gatlinburg Mayor Mike Werner.

Make the right decision and elect Bill Archer Mayor!  

Respectfully yours,

Mike Werner Mayor of Gatlinburg  

Bill Archer shares his “to do” list:

Please allow me to me tell you what I will do if elected to be the next mayor of La Follette.  I just call it my to do list.

1 –  Create a sports and tourism council, to help La Follette maximize its share of the millions of dollars spent on sports and tourism.

2 – Create a Labor Day Fest, a smaller version of Boomsday.

3 – Increasing the frequency of road repairs and repaving with Beech Street as a priority.

4 – I will not support a tax increase under any circumstance.  Any of my goals that will require additional expenses to the City must be funded by increased revenue or grants.

5 – A $20 minimum wage for all City employees.

6 – Exploring a one-time tax break for any new construction; residential or commercial where all materials used from start to completion were purchased from business within the city limits.

7 – Increased support by the City toward veterans and seniors.

8 – Apply for all grants available to the City.

9 – Through grants, I’d like to see the City construct sidewalks connecting Downtown to Woodson Mall.

10 – Every year, each department has a “wish list.”  I plan on meeting with each department head to develop a plan of action that will make these wish lists become reality.