Mayor

Courtesy of Jack Horton

Jack Horton has been involved in local Western North Carolina politics since the 1970s. In November, he ran unopposed to become Franklin’s new Mayor. BRP's Lilly Knoepp spoke with Horton about his career and what he hopes to achieve in his new role. 

Courtesy of Town of Franklin

Franklin Mayor Bob Scott announced this weekend that he won’t be seeking re-election in a letter to the editor titled, “Bob’s Swan Song.”

“It’s time for me to pack up my bust of Harry Truman and my 'No Sniveling' desk plaque and move on.  I will not be seeking a fifth term as mayor,” said Scott in the letter.