Sunday, April 1, 2012

Introducing myself to Lea and Roosevelt Counties

The following letter was sent to Republican voters in the “new” District 66 who live in Lea and Roosevelt Counties. Maps for the new districts can be found here. Southeast New Mexico is shown on page 5; a close up of Lovi ngton is on page 33; a close up of Portales is on page 35 and close up of Roswell is on page 37.

Dear Fellow Republican:

I would like to introduce myself to you. For the last four years I have served as a Republican member of the New Mexico House of Representatives serving northern Chaves, northern Lincoln and northern Otero counties. Redistricting which occurs every ten years following the U.S. Census now makes me a candidate for re-election to the House in the new District 66. This new district is comprised of eastern Chaves, southern Roosevelt and northern Lea counties. The Democrat judge who redrew the district lines placed my home in this new district. I am honored to be running in your district and will be proud to serve Lea and Roosevelt counties just as I have served those I now represent.

We have lived in southeastern New Mexico for 20 years this summer and have made this our home. My wife Carol and I have been married for 32 years and have three grown daughters and six grandchildren.

I was born in Pennsylvania, grew up in Ohio, and went to college at the University of Arizona. I was in Air Force ROTC in college and after graduating with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering, the Air Force sent me to the west coast to work in the military space program. Following four years of active duty, I went to work in private industry.

In 1982, I left engineering behind and became a Special Agent in the FBI. I spent the next 24 years serving in offices in Los Angeles, Orlando, Florida, and Washington, D.C. In 1992 came to work in the FBI office in Roswell. This office covers all of Southeastern New Mexico from Jal to Cannon AFB, from the Texas line to the Mescalero Reservation. I worked with law enforcement in your community for many years, most of the time I worked drug cases.

In 2007, I retired from the FBI and returned to my engineering roots. I worked in the oil patch as a pumper in the Loco Hills area. I gave up that career to run for public office and in 2008 was elected to your House of Representatives and re-elected in 2010 without opposition. In the fall of 2010, I briefly served as the Chief of Police in Roswell while the city government went through some transitions.

Now because the district lines have been redrawn, I am seeking to serve you and those in your community as your State Representative. During my time in Santa Fe I have been a constant advocate for our conservative values. I was among the first to strive to bring greater openness and transparency to the Roundhouse through the internet. I have spoken out and challenged the unwarranted subsidies to the film industry. I have led the battle to make State Legislators more financially responsible for their own pensions. Finally, I have been in the forefront of the battle to prevent the unjustified listing of the Sand Dune Lizard as an “endangered species” which could threaten our oil and gas industry and our local economy.

You can learn more about me at my web site I ask that you examine my record and feel free to ask me where I stand on the issues and how I can best serve our area. I would appreciate your vote in the Republican primary on Tuesday, June 5th, and I hope to meet you in person during this primary election.


Dennis J. Kintigh
State Representative