Benny Brower, candidate for the El Dorado Springs board of education, graduated high school in El Dorado Springs in 1974, and soon after opened his own real estate business in town in 1983. Since then he has had four children graduate from the district and now has grandchildren living in the district.
Brower, who has been incumbent for one term, but has also served on the board a several terms prior, said he does support the bond issue, which is also on the April 7 ballot.
“I believe in providing our students the best opportunities to learn and do grow and it’s the responsibility of the board to do that,” he said.
Brower said the bond isn’t only important for those at the school, but also for the image of the town and how visitors perceive it.
Brower believes he can serve the board with his experience on the board, as he served on various terms since the 80s.
“This is my home town and my community,” he said. “I want it to do well and I want to see the school ran well.”
This is an important time in the community, Brower said, which is why he chose to run again.
“We have the opportunity to do something that brings people into the community and helps,” he said. “I wanted to be a part of it.”
Brower said the district always does its best to provide students with all it can.