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Lopez to fill Ward 4 seat on city council

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Daniel Lopez introduces himself to the Roswell City Council at a special meeting Thursday evening in the Roswell Convention Center, 912 N. Main St. The council unanimously approved Lopez to fill the Ward 4 seat vacated by George Peterson, who resigned to take a job with the city. (Juno Ogle Photo)

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The Roswell City Council gave its approval to naming a longtime Roswell resident and businessman to the Ward 4 seat vacated by former councilor George Peterson.

The council voted unanimously in a special meeting Thursday evening for Daniel Lopez to fill the remainder of Peterson’s term through March 2022.

Peterson announced his resignation at the July 8 city council meeting, effective Wednesday, so he could accept a job at the city’s South Park Cemetery. Peterson was elected to represent Ward 4 in 2018.

Lopez introduced himself to the council members prior to their vote Thursday.

He was born in California but has lived in Roswell since he was 2, he said, and is a Roswell High School graduate.

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He has been an insurance agent in Roswell for 15 years and owns Lopez Insurance, 704 W. Hobbs Street.

He’s a 2017 graduate of the Leadership Roswell program, is vice chair of the board of Tobosa Developmental Services and chair of the Friends of the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office.

“I like to be active in the community and I’m pretty excited to try and move forward with this and do good for the city of Roswell,” he said.

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

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