In an ideal world, there would be no need for term limits. A politician would serve not to create and maintain his own career, but rather to serve his fellow citizens. But as we have seen politics is not an ideal world.
Therefore, when elected, I would introduce and/or support legislation to enact a reasonable form of term limits. The current lack of these limits has led to the problems we are facing today. Most career politicians are more interested in getting elected than solving our problems.
This tends to stifle independent thinking within our legislature, and worse yet, may be discouraging qualified and innovative potential candidates from even attempting to run for office. There are too few that are there for the right reasons.
The best term limits for politicians are self-imposed. You come to serve for a purpose or a policy, and when that has been accomplished, you move on. The machine politicians that have been running our state have served for far too long. There has been no substantial progress in that time to fix the problems facing both our city and our state.
“I believe that we, regardless of party, can do that which I have helped my clients do for themselves: become financially stable. I invite you to read on to see some of the solutions that I am proposing to make this a reality, and to solve Illinois’s financial crisis for all of us.”
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