Dr. Mike Hernandez, Superintendent of Hot Springs School District, was guest presenter for the Garland County TEA Party on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at the Hibachi Sushi Buffet in Hot Springs. It was unusual in that Dr. Hernandez is leading the campaign to raise the millage rate 4.4 mills for a range of facility renovations and new construction and appealed to the “Taxed Enough Already” audience to consider voting for a long-term and substantial property tax increase to benefit the school district.
Early voting opportunity runs from September 13-19 at the Election Commission building (649 A Ouachita Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901). September 20 is election day with polling sites at the Jones Building, the Webb Center, and Hot Springs High School.
Despite the purpose of the presentation Dr. Hernandez was personally well received by the audience, even if the tax proposal was not.