The 2018 Municipal Election’s unofficial results reflected that Roswell has decided to keep Mayor Dennis Kintigh for a second term and welcomes Jacob Roebuck to Ward 1, incumbent Caleb Grant for Ward 2, Judy Stubbs for Ward 3, George Peterson for Ward 4 and Angela Moore in Ward 5. Around 30 people watched the results with anticipation on a television in the large conference room at City Hall after the polls closed at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening.
The unofficial results from the city of Roswell elections were live-streamed on Facebook by Juanita Jennings, public affairs director, and team. The votes will be canvassed with the presence of a judge at City Hall on Friday, which will then verify the results. Early next week the new city councilors will be sworn in and attend their first meeting on March 15.
Including absentee and early voting ballots, Kintigh received a total of 1,923 votes and his challengers were former mayor Del Jurney with 1,561 votes, former Ward 1 City Councilor Natasha Mackey with 1,205 votes and Sergio Gonzalez with 137 votes. Kintigh was not present at City Hall and Natasha Mackey hosted a party at The Palace Spa at 100 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Jurney and Gonzalez were present at City Hall with family and friends as the votes were delivered to City Clerk Sharon Coll after the polls closed at 7 p.m.
The Voting Convenience Centers allowed city residents to vote at any of the six locations scattered around the city. There are 23,292 registered voters in the city of Roswell and only a turnout of 9,259 votes cast. Absentee voting had 199 votes and early voting had 2,572 votes.
At City Hall, Jacob Roebuck, winner with 289 votes, and Alfredo Dominguez III, challenger with 159 votes, were present for Ward 1 results, while other challengers Catarino Munoz and Jeffrey Cabana were not present.
Although his race was the only uncontested race, Ward 2 Councilor Caleb Grant had a total of 1,516 votes.
Judy Stubbs won with 254 votes more than Richard Garcia and both candidates watched the results at City Hall. Newcomer Tarra Morgan was not present.
Whitney “Whit” Hamill, Ward 4 candidate, mingled with the group at City Hall for his first run for public office and George Peterson, winner by 126 votes, was not present.
Ward 5 winner Angela Moore attended Mackey’s party and incumbent Tabitha Denny watched the results surrounded by family at City Hall.
More coverage of the election results will appear later in the week.
City reporter Alison Penn can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 205, or at email@example.com.