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Jurney campaign under way

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Cowboy Poet Walter Lowe entertained diners at Del Jurney’s campaign kickoff event at the Roswell Wool Warehouse, 212 East 4th Street, Saturday evening. Jurney and his wife Kristie appeared to enjoy the show. (Curtis Michaels Photo)

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Former mayor Del Jurney kicked off his campaign to take the office back in 2018 Saturday evening at the Roswell Wool Warehouse, 212 East 4th Street.

“I think things went quite well,”Jurney said. “The Wool Warehouse is a great venue for an event like that. It always has been a strong political venue. A lot of events have taken place there, so I was really excited about having it there. The chuck wagon and the food was delicious. We had a great auction and silent auction.”

Jurney said he took an important message from the evening.

“What it does for my campaign,” he said, “is it reminds me that there are people who are supporting me. Not only with positive comments to their circle of influence, but supporting me financially and they will support me with their vote. It also gave me that internal motivation that says that this is going to be a good race.”

Jurney said one of his priorities will be to reach out to Roswell’s voters at the grass roots level.

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“I expect to find opportunities to get to the grass roots with small groups, whether in the home or like we’re having at Stellar on Nov. 18. The over-riding factor for me in this election is that it’s about experience and it’s about leadership. I have a track record as Mayor from 2010 to 2014 that I’m proud to stand by.”

Jurney is optimistic about the upcoming election.

“I think as people learn more and more about the things we, as a governing body, as a community, accomplished from 2010 to 2014,” he said, “that they’ll be excited and pleased to sense the possibility of getting on that track and doing some great things for the community.”

Features reporter Curtis M. Michaels can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 205, or at reporter04@rdrnews.com.