Do you support term limits? If so, will you commit to sponsoring legislation and/or lobbying your colleagues on behalf of a constitutional change?

Corruption

We already have term limits. The voters have the opportunity to replace either the governor, their state senator or their state representative on a regular basis.

I support term limits or term limits on leadership positions.

I believe term limits are an essential part of turning our state around. Politicians should not be in Springfield for more than a decade. Every elected official in Springfield, from Governor on down to State Representative, should be term limited. I enthusiastically support a constitutional amendment to enact term limits and look forward to persuading my State Representatives on both sides of the aisle to do the same as well.

Elected officials should be citizen leaders that bring their skills to the office to solve problems not career politicians that amass power and money over their years in office. I am a former teacher and a public policy expert now working as an International Relations Manager at a large medical association. The work I do to improve patient outcomes around the world is important and fulfilling. I also enjoy using analysis to improve public policy. I intend to continue and/or return to my work and interests after serving my community in Springfield.

My opponent Michelle Mussman says she supports terms limits, but has voted every time to keep Michael Madigan as Speaker, who has been in office longer than I have been alive. She is also running for her fifth term. We need term limits because career politicians in Springfield like Madigan and Mussman are working against us. I support legislation for term limits so that we can elect representation that works for us.

I do not support term limits for state legislators. I also do not support any increases of the salaries of legislators. They should be set once and then adjusted once every ten years. The reason that I feel this way is that freezing the salary creates opportunities for those who have been in office for multiple terms to develop the kinds of leadership skills that makes them sought after by private industry.

For leadership, yes, but not in general. Term limits already exist - they're called "elections". What a mandatory limit really means is "I don't like that your district keeps electing someone I don't approve of". Again, each district should decide for themselves who their representative should be.

I do not support term limits for legislators. When we do that, then staff members for each district because the ultimate decision maker — and that's not how it's supposed to happen.

I do not support term limits for legislators. When we do that, then staff members for each district because the ultimate decision maker — and that's not how it's supposed to happen.

Yes, I absolutely support term limits. I would definitely commit to sponsoring legislation and/or lobbying my colleagues on behalf of a constitutional change.

Yes. It is important for new people and new ideas to be infused into the political process and term limits can help ensure that happens. There is a reason why many organizations, both for profit and non-profit, often have age or term limits so that stagnation does not set in. Nowhere is this needed more than in Illinois where Speaker Madigan has reigned for 40 years. Term limits would help promote more citizen legislators who aren't trying to make public service into a lucrative career, and shorten and thus lessen relationships between legislators and public officials. Ironically, my opponent claims to be for term limits, yet he will have been in Springfield for 20 years at the end of his term. The lack of term limits is not working and has only enabled our elite political ruling class to continue ruling and ruining one of the finest states in the country.

Yes, I would sponsor legislation and reach out to other House members to create a consensus that leads to term limits becoming the law in Illinois.

Absolutely. The people of Illinois are not served by career politicians who consolidate power over decades. I won't lock myself in to a certain number, because I would support a wide variety of reforms. Voters, at minimum, deserve the opportunity to tell state government if they want to change the constitution. I believe they would approve it overwhelmingly. I'm also willing to put my money where my mouth is. I have pledged to serve two terms in Springfield, make as much change as possible, not worry about the next election, fight for what's right, and move on. I think that's what the people want.

Yes. I support term limits and would sponsor legislation and also work for a Constitutional amendment.

I am in support of term limits and I would commit to sponsoring legislation and/or lobbying my colleagues to bring term limits to Illinois.

I support term limits, and in the past year I have sponsored two constitutional amendments to bring term limits to Illinois. (HJRCA9 and HJRCA33)

I support Term Limits and would sponsor legislation and lobby colleagues in support of it. I think the legislature could immediately follow Congress' example by limiting terms for chairmanships and go further by allowing for no exceptions and limiting the term of the speaker of the house.

Term Limits are a must. I will not be in office more than 8 years.

I am an ardent supporter of term limits. Running for office should be about serving your community, not cozying up to special interests or building a career. I support term limits for every elected office in Springfield, from statewide constitutional officers to members of the General Assembly. I would look forward to advocating for term limits in the General Assembly.

I do support term limits. Yes, I support term limits. I will commit to sponsoring legislation on behalf of a constitutional change.

Absolutely. Term limits are essential, for both leadership as well as members of the General Assembly. The opportunity to represent your district in Springfield is an honor, and to treat it as anything but is to do a total disservice to your district. We need more citizen legislators in Springfield, not more career politicians. The political support is there to get these measures put into the Illinois Constitution, but we need independent leaders going down to Springfield who will have the audacity to take on this challenge. I will be a leading proponent to sponsor this type of legislation and lobby my colleagues to get this done. A good way to do this I think is to lead by example, and that is why I am making a commitment to serve no more than two terms if given the opportunity to serve in the Illinois general assembly.

I am in support of term limits.

I firmly believe that there needs to be term limits. If I am elected I will serve no more than 4 terms.

There are a lot of positive aspects to term limits and it is something we certainly should explore.

I would consider supporting term limits and lobbying my colleagues on behalf of this change.

I generally do not support the underlying principle of legislative term limits. We have State Representative elections every two years, and State Senate elections at least every four years. Voters continually have the opportunity to choose who represents them and we should continue to give them that opportunity. Installing term limits would hurt the General Assembly. Some of the best representatives in Springfield have been in Springfield for years, and some of the worst have been there for a term. And the opposite is true as well - new legislators are among the best and long-term legislators are among the worst. Further, research on terms limits has shown that they place greater power in the hands of unelected staff and special interest lobbyists.

I strongly believe that our focus should be on making it easier for people to vote. The more people we have participating in our political process, the more legislators will feel pressure to actually represent the voters of their districts, not the special interests.

I do not support term limits for legislators. Although term limits for elected officials sounds good on paper, in practice it leads to inexperienced legislators with no institutional knowledge or experience or deep understanding of issues who have to rely on staff and lobbyists to get educated. The nature of the job is such that most representatives and senators do not remain in office to warrant a term limit.

I support consecutive term limits. So this would encourage others to run for office, but not foreclose someone who is a good representative from continuing to serve the people. But this may not be necessary if a website and/or newspapers and/or other forums all devoted to informing the public about candidates in races to a degree that allows informed decisions to be made without charge or significant charge to the candidates. Running for public office should be encouraged and not a matter of having enough money. Please VOTE for David A. Zulkey.

No. It is important for voters to be allowed to decide on whomever they wish to represent them.

I support term limits for leadership positions. However, I don't support term limits for legislative office holders because it won't solve the structural problems facing our state legislature. If all things were equal in terms of campaign financing and district boundaries, it would be fairly easy to vote out a legislator who was not meeting his/her constituents' needs. Voters should be free to elect whomever they want to represent them.

I do not support term limits. We have elections every two years and it is the responsibility of voters to show up and vote if they are unhappy with the incumbent. Term limits would only further limit the options that voters have. The way to level the playing field for new candidates, is to adopt campaign finance reform so that incumbents do not have an insurmountable advantage when it comes to fundraising. Term limits does not address this underlying cause of the problem and would only create a gold-plated revolving door in Springfield for candidates representing the very wealthy and their interests.

I have supported and voted for term limits on legislative leaders in the Illinois Legislature. However, I believe that term limits on rank and file legislators are another way to limit voters choices in elections. People should have the option to continue to support their elected officials who work in their communities and be able to run for office themselves if they believe their district can be better represented. I'm interested in pursuing an electoral system that empowers everyone to vote and run for office, rather than limiting how long people can serve in the legislature.

I do support term limits in general. I have heard pretty strong arguments for and against them that I do not need to go into here as most are familiar with them. It is very telling that it usually seems that it is the party out of power that wants them and the party in power goes silent on the issue. As I said, I would support them, and I think a term limit of ten years in either house is reasonable, and we could possibly allow additional service of up to six years in the other chamber after a term out of office. Whatever the limits we can ultimately agree on, it's a solution worth addressing in a state where government has functioned so poorly.

While I favor term limits, I do caution that they are likely not a silver bullet that will address the real problem in modern politics, which is the corrosive effects of special interest money. Some have hypothesized that term limits would do little except cause a rotation amongst a group of the same politicians that are supported by the same special interests. For example, Michael and Lisa Madigan could take turns getting elected and being the Speaker of the House. How does that help anything? If we are ever going to get serious about honest government the solution in my mind lies first and foremost with the removal of special interest financing. In terms of supporting a constitutional amendment I am more concerned with fighting for the progressive income tax and independent redistricting.

I personally only support term limits because after a politician does so many favors, it's hard to defeat them no matter how poor their record is. It becomes and election of influence and favors. But, I may support anything. Supporting and voting is a different matter. If I am sent to Springfield, I will vote according to the wishes of the people of the district, no matter if I support their decision or not.

Yes. I support term limits and would commit to sponsoring legislation and/or lobbying my colleagues in the State Senate on behalf of a constitutional change in this regard.

Yes. This is a tricky question, because I do believe you learn and can be a more effective legislator w time. However, I believe you can also become jaded with time. It is an inverted "U". You get better up to a point, then become jaded thereafter, so term limits are necessary. I will propose legislation on term limits, and will term limit myself to a cycle of 4, 4, and 2 in the senate. Five terms in the house, and three in the senate I believe would be best.

Yes. State legislators should not treat their positions as life-long opportunities. With term limits, incumbents are freed from the obligation to campaign for reelection during their final term and can more effectively govern. I would sponsor legislation to amend the state constitution restricting the number of terms that a legislator can serve. My preference would be that any amendment take into account total government service in order to curtail the movement of legislators between legislative chambers. I would happily and aggressively lobby my colleagues for this constitutional change.

Yes. State legislators should not treat their positions as life-long opportunities. With term limits, incumbents are freed from the obligation to campaign for reelection during their final term and can more effectively govern. I would sponsor legislation to amend the state constitution restricting the number of terms that a legislator can serve. My preference would be that any amendment take into account total government service in order to curtail the movement of legislators between legislative chambers. I would happily and aggressively lobby my colleagues for this constitutional change.

Yes. This is a tricky question, because I do believe you learn and can be a more effective legislator w time. However, I believe you can also become jaded with time. It is an inverted "U". You get better up to a point, then become jaded thereafter, so term limits are necessary. I will propose legislation on term limits, and will term limit myself to a cycle of 4, 4, and 2 in the senate. Five terms in the house, and three in the senate I believe would be best.

I do not support term limits as it unfairly restricts development of knowledge and experience in legislators and shifts power to the executive branch.

No. In states which have enacted term limits, institutional knowledge passes to unelected lobbyists. It's the wrong solution for the problem of out-of-touch incumbents. I would look to reforms such as public financing that limit the advantages an incumbent has in an electoral campaign.

I believe that people should have the right to elect whoever they believe will best represent them and for this reason I have strong reservations about instituting term limits. I believe term limits could be beneficial, but they could also prevent people from being able to elect someone they believe best represents their interests. I am open to considering legislation that establishes term limits but cannot offer unilateral support on this issue without seeing the specific language for the legislation being proposed.

No, the voters are the ones who can exercise term limits by voting candidates out.

No. In states which have enacted term limits, institutional knowledge passes to unelected lobbyists. It's the wrong solution for the problem of out-of-touch incumbents. I would look to reforms such as public financing that limit the advantages an incumbent has in an electoral campaign.

I believe that people should have the right to elect whoever they believe will best represent them and for this reason I have strong reservations about instituting term limits. I believe term limits could be beneficial, but they could also prevent people from being able to elect someone they believe best represents their interests. I am open to considering legislation that establishes term limits but cannot offer unilateral support on this issue without seeing the specific language for the legislation being proposed.

No, I do not support term limits. Voting is already at an all-time low in Illinois and across the country. I think term-limits would just give voters yet another reason to disengage with democracy. And, we have elections for the express reason of giving voters the opportunity to enact limit terms. Additionally, all organizations work best with people who have the institutional memory to guide newcomers. In states that have enacted term-limits, we have seen a void created by lack of institutional memory that has been filled by interest groups and lobbyists who are not accountable to the people. I think that's a more dangerous anti-democratic prospect than proceeding without term limits. Democracy is imperfect and messy, voters won't always get it right -- but voters are the people in whom the power should be invested and who should be encouraged to use that power.

No, the voters are the ones who can exercise term limits by voting candidates out.

No, I do not support term limits. Voting is already at an all-time low in Illinois and across the country. I think term-limits would just give voters yet another reason to disengage with democracy. And, we have elections for the express reason of giving voters the opportunity to enact limit terms. Additionally, all organizations work best with people who have the institutional memory to guide newcomers. In states that have enacted term-limits, we have seen a void created by lack of institutional memory that has been filled by interest groups and lobbyists who are not accountable to the people. I think that's a more dangerous anti-democratic prospect than proceeding without term limits. Democracy is imperfect and messy, voters won't always get it right -- but voters are the people in whom the power should be invested and who should be encouraged to use that power.

I absolutely support term limits. I believe that new and fresh ideas are always needed in the legislative process. It also holds our officials accountable when they have to run for their seat.

Voters should decide their representation, but we should lean towards limiting decades-long legacies from developing. I think 20 years is plenty of time to perfect your craft and really make improvements in your districts. I will commit to sponsoring legislation to that end.

I absolutely support term limits. I believe that new and fresh ideas are always needed in the legislative process. It also holds our officials accountable when they have to run for their seat.

I do not think legislators should have positions for life, but I have not seen any research that states term limits have a positive effect on legislation. Term limits are an admirable though misguided cause. Illinoisans are justified in being fed up with a gridlocked and corrupt political system. But, term limits are not an effective way of returning power to the voters. Term limits without real reforms benefit lobbyists and consultants more than average people. The better solution is to focus on making elections more fair. I support efforts to do so. Another key focus should be to promote the election of new voices and fresh ideas when possible. I am a lifelong advocate of vulnerable communities, an educator, and a second-generation union member. I will represent change and move us towards reform in our politics and our policies.

I support term limits only for leadership positions

I support term limits for legislative leaders. I don't support term limits for legislators. For one, elections are term limits in a democratic system, and we face election quite frequently. More importantly, term limits fundamentally shift power to the executive. Without established legislators who know their way around the process, the governor and unelected, unaccountable staff members and lobbyists are handed an enormous amount of power to direct the legislative branch how they see fit. I don't believe in a legislative rubber stamp for governors; we need three co-equal branches, and legislative term limits work against that. That said, establishing leadership term limits is a great way to ensure that fresh ideas see the light of day and reduce over concentration of power.

I do support the idea of term limits. Of course, there need to be discussions about what exactly the term limits would be for each office as term limits should perhaps be different for say the Governor than members of the Illinois General Assembly and such. I do think it is an important discussion we need to have in the same vein as campaign finance reform, i.e. we really can't afford not to do. So I would be open to anything as far as looking into term limits up to and including a constitutional change.

I do support the idea of term limits. Of course, there need to be discussions about what exactly the term limits would be for each office as term limits should perhaps be different for say the Governor than members of the Illinois General Assembly and such. I do think it is an important discussion we need to have in the same vein as campaign finance reform, i.e. we really can't afford not to do. So I would be open to anything as far as looking into term limits up to and including a constitutional change.

I would be open to supporting term limits depending on the exact proposal.

Term limits is a no brainer. Yes, I support term limits. The majority of people in my district favor term limits and I am in lockstep with my district on this issue. If elected on March 20th, I will be 32 years old. There is no way that a baby who will be born two years from now should be campaigning against me for this office in the year 2051! My opponent has held this office for far too long and it has put her out of touch with us. I will lead on ending this tradition.

This is not my office it is the office of the people and anyone holding it for what amounts to a career strongly suggest that it is their office. I reject that notion. Our democracy is a perfect balance of stability and fluidity; we need to constantly perfect it with timely leaders and leadership. I will commit to sponsoring legislation and lobbying my colleagues for a constitutional change on this issue.

Term limits is a no brainer. Yes, I support term limits. The majority of people in my district favor term limits and I am in lockstep with my district on this issue. If elected on March 20th, I will be 32 years old. There is no way that a baby who will be born two years from now should be campaigning against me for this office in the year 2051! My opponent has held this office for far too long and it has put her out of touch with us. I will lead on ending this tradition.

This is not my office it is the office of the people and anyone holding it for what amounts to a career strongly suggest that it is their office. I reject that notion. Our democracy is a perfect balance of stability and fluidity; we need to constantly perfect it with timely leaders and leadership. I will commit to sponsoring legislation and lobbying my colleagues for a constitutional change on this issue.

Legal term limits sound good to people who are tired of machine politics. However, we already have a system of term limits -- it is called voting. Americans have a dismal record of voter turnout, especially in midterm and local elections. These elections are often ones that affect us most personally. Voters need to study the issues and go to the polls. When a man or woman takes on an elected position, it is like any job -- there is a lot to learn. We want people in office who have learned their job well. Some of our best leaders have been in office for many terms. We do not want to risk losing their expertise. We can vote them out if they do poorly.

I support term limits for leaders similar to the rule change passed by the Illinois Senate, but I do not support term limits for legislators. Term limits for legislators put too much power in the hands of lobbyists and staff and limit the right of voters to choose their representative.

I support term limits for leaders similar to the rule change passed by the Illinois Senate, but I do not support term limits for legislators. Term limits for legislators put too much power in the hands of lobbyists and staff and limit the right of voters to choose their representative.

In theory, I support term limits but I am concerned about only increasing the power of staff and lobbyists in the process, who are not subject to term limits, not accountable to the voters, and would have unprecedented power. I would rather see campaign finance reform that limits the influence of the special interests.

I support leadership term limits and look forward to seeing some fresh faces in Springfield in 2019. Illinois needs new leadership. I will support any and all legislation to limit leadership terms.

Yes, I strongly support term limits. Yes, I will work to make this a law.

In theory, I support term limits but I am concerned about only increasing the power of staff and lobbyists in the process, who are not subject to term limits, not accountable to the voters, and would have unprecedented power. I would rather see campaign finance reform that limits the influence of the special interests.

I support leadership term limits and look forward to seeing some fresh faces in Springfield in 2019. Illinois needs new leadership. I will support any and all legislation to limit leadership terms.

Yes, I strongly support term limits. Yes, I will work to make this a law.

I do not support term limits.

I do not support blanket term limits.

I support term limits for committee chairs and would sponsor legislation to that effect and/or lobby my colleagues.

I believe in term limits. I will commit to both sponsoring legislation and lobbying on its behalf.

I do not support term limits

If an elected official does a great job of representing the interests of the people and upholds the integrity of the office, I do not believe that term limits are necessarily going to achieve better democracy.

No. Term limits are the worst idea in a democracy. When we look at our system of elected government, it is clear that we are in bad shape. The vast majority of candidates seeking higher office have no experience whatsoever, but are all very very wealthy. Money buys elections and that is wrong. Incumbency is one of the only weapons that middle class and poor people have against the wealthy. Term limits ends those careers and diminishes that power by forcing a change in office, whether the voters want that change or not.

Once there is no incumbency then wealthy people like Gov. Rauner and his allies can use their wealth to influence the outcome of the next election, and in effect, "buy" that office. That is the last thing we need right now. Incumbent officials lose elections every cycle. The people have the power to the make the change they want. Big brother government should never have the power to force the change upon them.

I do support term limits. I know my opponent believes we already have term limits in the form of elections. But we all know with all the money spent, it makes it extremely difficult to get incumbents out of office. I believe we would attract a fresh new crop of talented individuals if we implemented term limits. They would be doing this for public service instead of a career that must be protected at all costs.

No. Term limits are the worst idea in a democracy. When we look at our system of elected government, it is clear that we are in bad shape. The vast majority of candidates seeking higher office have no experience whatsoever, but are all very very wealthy. Money buys elections and that is wrong. Incumbency is one of the only weapons that middle class and poor people have against the wealthy. Term limits ends those careers and diminishes that power by forcing a change in office, whether the voters want that change or not.

Once there is no incumbency then wealthy people like Gov. Rauner and his allies can use their wealth to influence the outcome of the next election, and in effect, "buy" that office. That is the last thing we need right now. Incumbent officials lose elections every cycle. The people have the power to the make the change they want. Big brother government should never have the power to force the change upon them.

I do support term limits. I know my opponent believes we already have term limits in the form of elections. But we all know with all the money spent, it makes it extremely difficult to get incumbents out of office. I believe we would attract a fresh new crop of talented individuals if we implemented term limits. They would be doing this for public service instead of a career that must be protected at all costs.

I wholeheartedly support term limits and believe that an opportunity to serve our state in the General Assembly should be about public service, not be a career. I support amending the constitutional to limit the terms of both lawmakers and statewide constitutional officers, and would encourage my future colleagues to support those changes as well.

Yes, This is what our founding fathers intended for our government to do. Its not a long term, fulltime job. People should rotate regularly in representing the residents in their community.

Yes, I am a strong proponent of term limits and I would commit to sponsoring legislation on this matter.

I wholeheartedly support term limits and believe that an opportunity to serve our state in the General Assembly should be about public service, not be a career. I support amending the constitutional to limit the terms of both lawmakers and statewide constitutional officers, and would encourage my future colleagues to support those changes as well.

I support a ten year term limit on all legislative offices. I will commit to sponsoring and lobbying for this constitutional change. No one in Illinois should be a lifetime politician. A Citizen Legislature is needed of citizens who are there to Improve the State, not their own bank accounts. If I cannot get it done in my short tenure there (a maximum of 10 years), then someone else can try with new leadership and ideas to get it done.

Yes, This is what our founding fathers intended for our government to do. Its not a long term, fulltime job. People should rotate regularly in representing the residents in their community.

Yes, I am a strong proponent of term limits and I would commit to sponsoring legislation on this matter.

I support a ten year term limit on all legislative offices. I will commit to sponsoring and lobbying for this constitutional change. No one in Illinois should be a lifetime politician. A Citizen Legislature is needed of citizens who are there to Improve the State, not their own bank accounts. If I cannot get it done in my short tenure there (a maximum of 10 years), then someone else can try with new leadership and ideas to get it done.

Representative Madigan has been Speaker longer than I have been alive. The House needs a change at the top of its leadership. To change the culture in Springfield and make the General Assembly functional, we need a fresh start. Government in this country was intended to be for, by, and of the people. This means citizen-legislators — not career politicians.

Representative Madigan has been Speaker longer than I have been alive. The House needs a change at the top of its leadership. To change the culture in Springfield and make the General Assembly functional, we need a fresh start. Government in this country was intended to be for, by, and of the people. This means citizen-legislators — not career politicians.

No. Rank and file legislators should not be subject to term limits because we do not want the legislature to lose its institutional knowledge. If legislators are only permitted to serve a few years, the institutional knowledge and memory will reside with staff and lobbyists, resulting in inordinate power in the hands of those unaccountable to voters and paid to represent special interests. In fact, I observed this firsthand when I worked in Missouri House of Representatives. Most legislators were beholden to the lobbyists because they were looking for jobs after their brief terms ended. Voters already have term limits by means of elections. Voters can vote elected officials out of office. And, as the recent elections in Virginia demonstrated, unsatisfied voters can run for office and unseat longtime incumbents

Yes. I'm a strong supporter and advocate of term limits. Yes, I will commit to sponsoring legislation and advocacy on behalf of a constitutional change.

Yes I support term limits and would support legislation. The reason we have dug such a deep financial hole is that people have been unmovable from their elected positions and feel they don't need to compromise on anything. We need a constant churn of people and ideas in the General Assembly---it's not a lifetime position.

No. Rank and file legislators should not be subject to term limits because we do not want the legislature to lose its institutional knowledge. If legislators are only permitted to serve a few years, the institutional knowledge and memory will reside with staff and lobbyists, resulting in inordinate power in the hands of those unaccountable to voters and paid to represent special interests. In fact, I observed this firsthand when I worked in Missouri House of Representatives. Most legislators were beholden to the lobbyists because they were looking for jobs after their brief terms ended. Voters already have term limits by means of elections. Voters can vote elected officials out of office. And, as the recent elections in Virginia demonstrated, unsatisfied voters can run for office and unseat longtime incumbents

Yes. I'm a strong supporter and advocate of term limits. Yes, I will commit to sponsoring legislation and advocacy on behalf of a constitutional change.

I do not support term limits. I feel that it takes awhile for any elected official to garner the experience and knowledge base to become more and more effective. It is unfortunate that just when you are at your most effective, your term could be up.

Yes I support term limits and would support legislation. The reason we have dug such a deep financial hole is that people have been unmovable from their elected positions and feel they don't need to compromise on anything. We need a constant churn of people and ideas in the General Assembly---it's not a lifetime position.

I do not support term limits. I feel that it takes awhile for any elected official to garner the experience and knowledge base to become more and more effective. It is unfortunate that just when you are at your most effective, your term could be up.

I do not support term limits, if people don't like me they will vote me out. When people talk about term limits I think they are talking about someone who has been in office for forty years, I don't think I'll live 40 more years.

Yes Enacting term limits would produce a genuine environment for change and new ideas in government. Term limits would help eliminate the power of special interests and its money. The power of entrenched lethargic incumbency becomes immediately impotent. Term limits would produce a citizen legislator focused on service as opposed to those more interested in establishing a self-indulgence career on the public's dime.

Yes Enacting term limits would produce a genuine environment for change and new ideas in government. Term limits would help eliminate the power of special interests and its money. The power of entrenched lethargic incumbency becomes immediately impotent. Term limits would produce a citizen legislator focused on service as opposed to those more interested in establishing a self-indulgence career on the public's dime.

Historically, I have been opposed to term limits (I'm one of those folks who said there are term limits: elections). However, I am more open now to that possibility. And I am even more open to term limits for leadership positions.