Good-natured roast honors Jennings

August 23, 2013 • Local News

Tom Horan, right, gives microphone instructions to former state Sen. Tim Jennings, center, as Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, looks on during an appreciation dinner held Thursday evening in Jennings’ honor at the Roswell Convention Center. The dinner was a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern New Mexico. (Mark Wilson Photo)

Former state Sen. Tim Jennings was honored for his commitment to New Mexico, his friendship and his service Thursday night by some 475 distinguished attendees during a special dinner and roast held at the Roswell Civic Center.

“I was very lucky. Very fortunate,” said the former state senate pro tempore, at the end of the night. “It’s really been an honor to serve you all for 38 years. We’re very fortunate to have each other as friends.”

Jennings, a Democrat, marked the end of 38 years as an elected official in January, when he left office after an election defeat.

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