McConnaughay Praises Term Limits for Senate Leaders

A press release from State Senator Karen McConnaughay:

Sen. McConnaughay applauds Senate rule change imposing term limits

“Term Limits for Legislative Leaders, 1800-SHAKE-UP” reads the sign used in Cal Skinner’s 2002 Libertarian Party campaign for Governor.

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) issued the following response to a newly adopted Senate Resolution imposing term limits on Senate Leaders:

“I whole-heartedly believe this is a clear sign from the Illinois Senate that there is a commitment to facilitate change in how we do business,” said McConnaughay.

“While the Senate adopting term limits for the Senate President and Minority Leader is just a small step forward, I believe it demonstrates much-needed momentum as lawmakers gear up to tackle some of the most challenging issues facing this state.”

Senator As passed, Senate Resolution 3 amends the Senate Rules and implements a limit of five terms for Senate President and five terms for Senate Minority Leader.

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Here’s the language:

No Senator shall be elected to the office of President of the Senate for more than five General Assemblies; provided that service as President before the commencement of the 100th General Assembly nor service as President [Minority Leader] under subsection (d) of this Section shall not be considered in the calculation of the Senator’s service.


McConnaughay Praises Term Limits for Senate Leaders — 4 Comments

  1. Not only for “legislative leaders” but ALL elected officials, and wives can’t succeed husbands!

  2. Best idea that should have been addressed a long time ago. Right on about the wives too.

  3. Or how about women get out of the workforce completely?

    God gave them great jobs that no one else can do, but they traded those jobs in for what?

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