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Jackie Archer: Bankruptcy Has "Never Been A Secret"

Cherokee County Commission chair candidate Jackie Archer is in hot water for not correctly answering a question about her 1998 bankruptcy filing.

Cherokee County Commission chair candidate Jackie Archer is in hot water for not correctly answering a question about her 1998 bankruptcy filing.
Cherokee County Commission chair candidate Jackie Archer is in hot water for not correctly answering a question about her 1998 bankruptcy filing.
A Republican candidate for the Cherokee County Commission chair seat has come under fire for not answering a question correctly about a financial matter.

A video of Jackie Archer's interview before the Cherokee County Republican Party's Vetting Committee has surfaced, and Archer was asked if she, an organization or business under her control had ever filed for bankruptcy or are facing any other financial issues.

Archer simply answered "no" to the question, which starts about 17:50 into the video. 

However, according to Peach Pundit, Archer filed for bankruptcy in 1998 after divorcing her first husband. The documents show Archer initially filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, and the case was later converted to a Chapter 7 case. 

The case was closed in 2000.

Archer responded to the revelations in an emailed statement to Patch: 

In the age of the internet, nearly all of our public records are readily available, and bankruptcy details are no exception. A series of questions during the end of my interview with CCRP (Cherokee County Republican Party) earlier this year, as I understood this particular series of final questioning, was based on my legal eligibility to run for an elected position. My response to these specific questions was recorded. 

The CCRP video was even referenced in the May issue of the Around Woodstock magazine for voters to preview. My 1998 bankruptcy has never been a secret, and was addressed in my previous election campaign when I ran for city of Holly Springs City Council in 2001 and subsequent re-election campaigns.

Archer served on the Holly Springs City Council for nearly a decade, and is currently a member of the Cherokee County Development Authority. She is challenging incumbent Commission Chair Buzz Ahrens, who is seeking a third term to the post. 

Tell us: how do you feel about Archer's response to the question and statement? Does it change your mind on who you will support in the May 20 Republican primary?

B. Miller May 15, 2014 at 03:56 PM
Kristal, I hope that your former relationship working for the editor of the Cherokee Tribune, who is married to Commissioner Harry "Reid" Johnston of Bobo fame has not clouded your journalistic judgement. Please say it aint so. Have you run one story regarding the Bobo audit and it's 7000 pages of County screw-ups? But yet you want to run a story about someone running to fix it that had a nearly 20-year old bankruptcy. Shame on you..take a clue from the Ledger and run a story that matters for cryin out loud!
Lone Stranger May 15, 2014 at 06:31 PM
Lets face it. Government is bad. Many women in government are ugly. This woman is pretty hot. She may be a bad politician but which one of them are not. If we are going to have to have scandal and hearings, and her mug on TV all day then lets make sure its a good one eh?
Raleigh May 16, 2014 at 06:23 AM
http://cherokeecountyfreepress.blogspot.com/
Allah Tabul May 16, 2014 at 07:24 AM
As usual, Mr Farkel has the correct opinion. On a related noted, Allah the Great & Powerful Himself spoke to me in a dream last night and says that He, in his Wisdom and for Ms. Archer and all attractive females, doth suspend his requirement that women should cover themselves in a burka or seed sack of some sort. boom shakalaka amen!

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