File of 4 candidates for the race for mayor of Roswell
He said the city has seen substantial progress during his eight years in power. This includes the construction of new convention and recreation centers and the successful cleanup of city neighborhoods.
“What we’re seeing in this community, I would say, is a new spirit. A spirit of no longer kicking the road. We are going to face our problems, we are going to fix them, ”Kintigh said.
Kintigh faces three opponents. The first is former State Senator Tim Jennings, a rancher, former member of the Chaves County Board of Commissioners and former state senator.
Jennings said he has the ability to bring different groups together to improve Roswell.
“And I think I can provide that. I don’t care which party is as far as the political party is concerned. I am going to look at the best of all the options and choose the best among them. And I believe that’s how it all has to work, ”Jennings said.
After making an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the Roswell Independent School District, Guy Malone, editor of a digital currency magazine, is another candidate for mayor.
He says the city needs to move away from publicity as the site of the alleged 1947 UFO crash.
“I’m not sure everyone here in Roswell, New Mexico, likes the alien phenomenon or wishes it as our core identity,” Malone said.
Instead, Malone wants the city to focus more on promoting its other assets, including its thriving arts community. He also sees opportunities for economic development at Roswell in the area of digital currency.
KOB 4 was unable to contact the fourth candidate, Eva Tellez.
Early and postal voting for the mayoral and five-seat city council election begins on February 1.