Supporters hope you get to decide issue in November
Texas has never had term limits on state politicians, but if one group gets its way, the process to change that will start today.
If the House votes to approve a proposal for term limits, you will get a chance to weigh in on the issue in November. George Seay of Texans for Term Limits told KTRH term limits are a good idea.
“Nobody likes someone who seizes power and then holds it forever. They feel like it corrupts people and turns people into self-serving, very selfish individuals,” Seay told KTRH.
Seay says the limit should be between 8 and 16 years on the job. He’s confident the measure will survive today’s vote.
“A bill for term limits has never gotten as far as it has this year. I am optimistic. I think we have a really good chance. That would be historic in Texas and it would impact the rest of the country, too,” Seay explained.
While Seay is confident, Harvey Kronberg of the Quorum Report doesn't think this proposal is going to make it.
“I would say the prospects are slim and none,” Kronberg said. “There’s value to seniority. It usually takes a state House member three terms before they are fully equipped to play in the big arena.”