Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats looking at answers to the question of Term Limits.
And the candidates had a minute to answer the question
My notes are below:
Republican Craig Wilcox – told of supporting Term Limits on the County Board. He favored making them apply immediately and pointed out that the County Board members did not.
- Democrat Mary Mahady – opposes Term Limits, saying the voters can impose them at elections. She said she did “believe there should be limits on the leadership positions.”
Republican Don DeWitte – favors Term Limits “up and down” the ballot, including legislative leaders
- Democrat Nancy Zettler – favors Term Limits for leadership, including the Governor, but not for rank and file legislators, because it takes time to figure out how to represent one’s district.
- Republican Dan McConchie – “Every state that has passed Term Limits [by statute] has actually repealed them.” The reason: they “give power to lobbyists and staff members.” He pointed to Mike Madigan as having been a leader longer than he had been alive and favors Term Limits for Leaders.
- Democrat Tom Georges – should be leadership Term Limits, ten years. He mentioned that is already the case in the State Senate [by Rule, not statute]. He does not favor Term Limits for ordinary legislators.