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Roswell City Council elects Perry mayor pro tem

Roswell City Councilor Jason Perry listens to discussion during Thursday night’s Roswell City Council Meeting at the Convention and Civic Center. (Juno Ogle Photo)

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After two rounds of voting during Thursday night’s Roswell City Council Meeting, Councilor Jason Perry was elected mayor pro tem and for the next year will handle the mayor’s duties, such as presiding over council meetings, when Mayor Dennis Kintigh is unable to.

Perry was nominated by Councilor Jeanine Best. Councilor Juan Oropesa nominated Councilor Judy Stubbs, who has served as mayor pro tem for the last two years. The first vote resulted in a tie, with Councilors Perry, Best, Savino Sanchez, Margaret Kennard and Jacob Roebuck voting for Perry. Councilors George Peterson, Angela Moore, Oropesa, Barry Foster and Stubbs voted for Stubbs.

Unlike other council votes, the mayor cannot cast a tie-breaking vote for mayor pro tem.

Before a second vote could be conducted, Stubbs, saying it was time for some new blood, withdrew from consideration and thanked her fellow councilors for their support. By the governing body’s rules, a vote still had to be taken even with just one nominee. In the second round of votes, seven councilors — Perry, Best, Kennard, Sanchez, Roebuck, Moore and Stubbs — voted “yes” for Perry to take the position. Peterson voted no, and Oropesa and Foster abstained from the vote.

City/RISD reporter Juno Ogle can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 205, or reporter04@rdrnews.com.

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