Group tries again for ballot measure.
In the rush to pass legislation in Austin, a group calling for term limits is quietly gaining support from lawmakers who hope to put the issue before Texas voters.
George Seay is with Texans for Term Limits, and says the polling data is on his side.
“Eight hundred Texans across all party lines, ideologies, ethnicity and geographies were polled whether they want term limits or not,” Seay tells KTRH News. “Eighty percent said they wanted term limits in Texas, 93% plus want the right to vote on the issue.”
The group wants to put an eight-year cap on holding state office in order to keep ideas fresh and prevent over-accumulation of power.
“We think people when people make politics a career, they slowly get sucked in by the system and you get away from serving the people,” Seay says. “The 'we' can turn into 'I' pretty quickly.”
see says polling data showed 80-percent of Texans want term limits, even more want to at least vote on the issue.
According to a press release from Seay's group, it already has support of two legislators. Senator Kevin Eltife of Tyler, is sponsoring SJR 13.
Representative Lyle Larson of San Antonio has sponsored HJR 42.