Jurney, Kintigh debate leadership

February 20, 2014 • Local News

Former State Representative Dennis Kintigh, left, and Mayor Del Jurney shake hands prior to Wednesday evening’s Meet the Mayoral Candidates forum held at the Salvation Army headquarters. (Mark Wilson Photo)

Mayor Del Jurney and mayoral candidate Dennis Kintigh debated jobs, leadership styles, taxes and other hot topics Thursday night at the Salvation Army.

The event, moderated by KBIM’s Tom Ruiz, was well-attended by several residents who were first treated with a free spaghetti dinner.

“We pray for the city, pray for the state. I thought, ‘What else could we possibly do to help our city be at peace?’ I thought … ‘Let’s host this thing,’” said Capt. Beau Perez.

Kintigh started the evening by talking about his experience beyond his time in law enforcement and two terms in the state Legislature.

“There is more to Dennis than the law enforcement,” Kintigh said.

He talked about his engineering degrees, his background in aviation and his time spent with his wife serving at the First Baptist Church as a youth minister.

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