Dennis Kintigh announces from the steps of the Chaves County Courthouse his intention to run for mayor, Thursday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo)
Former state legislator and career lawman Dennis Kintigh told a group of friends and supporters gathered in front of the Chaves County Courthouse Thursday that a mayor must be a community leader and this is a role he is prepared to fill.
“If we come together, we can make this into a place we are proud to call home,” Kintigh said. “I would be honored to be your mayor and get Roswell moving again.”
Kintigh, a Chaves County detective, announced his bid to run for mayor on patriotically decorated courthouse steps during a fanfare that included a band and a live performance of “America, the Beautiful.”
Kintigh was joined onstage by several supporters.
“We do need a new mayor,” said Alice Eppers, former chairwoman of the Chaves County Republican Party. “I’m so pleased Dennis is running for mayor.”
Chaves County Commissioner Greg Nibert said it was time for “this journey to end.”
“A new horizon begins, led by a new leader, led by Dennis Kintigh,” Nibert said.