U.S. Rep. opens field office
U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-District 4, returned to Hot Springs Saturday to visit his new office located in the Hot Springs National Park headquarters building, 101 Reserve St.
Having grown up in Hot Springs and seeing things that have happened downtown with the Majestic Hotel fire and the emphasis to revitalize downtown, Westerman said he approached park Superintendent Josie Fernandez several months before the election to see if there was office space available on Bathhouse Row.
"The way I think downtown can be revitalized is when people do small things to make that happen and I think it's a small thing under my control that I could make happen. Better than that, I think it puts the office where the people are, instead of making people come to the office. The Federal Building, where some of the offices have been in the past, is a little hard to get in and out of and it doesn't have as much visibility."