He said the city has made significant progress during his eight years in office. This includes the construction of new convention and entertainment centers, as well as the successful cleanup of residential areas in the city.
“I think what we are seeing in this community is a new spirit. A spirit that doesn’t knock over cans anymore. We will face our problems, we will solve them,” Kintigh said.
Kintigh faces three opponents. The first is former State Senator Tim Jennings, a rancher, a former member of the Chaves County Board of Commissioners and a former State Senator.
Jennings said he has the ability to bring different groups together to make Roswell better.
“And I think I can deliver that. I don’t care about party or political party. I will look at the best options available and pick the best from them. And I believe that’s how all of this has to work,” Jennings said.
After an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the Roswell School District, Guy Malone, an editor of a digital currency magazine, is another candidate for mayor.
He says the city needs to change the way it markets itself as the site of the alleged 1947 UFO crash.
“I’m not sure people in Roswell, New Mexico like the alien phenomenon or want it to be our core identity,” Malone said.
Instead, Malone would like to see the city focus more on promoting its other properties, including its thriving arts community. He also sees economic development opportunities at Roswell in the field of digital currencies.
KOB 4 was unable to contact the fourth candidate, Eva Tellez.
Voting early and absentee in mayoral and five city council seat elections begins February 1.
https://www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/4-candidates-file-for-roswell-mayoral-race/6353002/?cat=500 4 candidates apply for mayoral race of Roswell