#Term Limits

Van Alstyne considers 'home rule' option

VAN ALSTYNE, Texas (KTEN) — Van Alstyne could soon become a "home rule" city after reaching a population of more than 5,000 people. The City Council appointed a new charter commission to review the possible changes. Currently, Van Alstyne is considered a "general law" city, which means it can only...
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Harford County Executive Proposes Legislation To Set Term Limits On Future County Council Members

BEL AIR, Md. (WJZ) — Harford County Executive Barry Glassman proposed legislation to let voters decide if future Harford County Council members will be limited to two consecutive terms. “I have been contacted by many constituents requesting that we place term limits for council members on the ballot in November 2022,” County Executive Glassman said. “In fact, I have always supported term limits and actually supported an effort many years ago when I served on the council as a way to include more citizens in public service.” The proposed legislation would have the same two-term limit and provisions for council members that apply to the county executive including allowing a term-limited council member to take a term off before running again for their seat. If it’s approved, the two-term limit would begin with all council members elected in 2022 — despite prior terms served. Additionally, under the legislation, council members could serve two consecutive terms then go on to serve as council president for up to two terms. As of now, there are no term limits on council positions and each term is four years. If approved, the question would be on the Nov. 2022 ballot.  
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Police jurors want restrictions on board commissioners

West Monroe businessman Mike Mulhearn may continue to serve on the Hospital Service District No. 1’s board of commissioners though board members may be restricted in how long they serve in the future, a police juror says. Last month, members of the hospital service district’s board expressed dismay at Ouachita...
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Lauren Book latest prominent Democrat to back Ken Welch for St. Pete Mayor

Book is the state Democratic Leader. Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book is backing former Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch in his bid for St. Petersburg Mayor. Book took over as Senate Democratic Leader after the Democratic caucus grew frustrated with Sen. Gary Farmer’s leadership. The caucus ousted Farmer and replaced him with Book just prior to the end of the 2021 Legislative Session.
Cincinnati Herald

35 candidates seeking Cincinnati City Council seats

At this point, Cincinnati voters will select new council members in November from field of 35 candidates who met the August 19 deadline for filing, the most ever since the council-manager form of government was adopted in 1925. All candidates’ signatures must be certified by September 7 in order to be added to the ballot, so the number could drop.
Springfield News Sun

Dayton development group honors Kettering mayor with Hobson award

The Dayton Development Coalition has honored Kettering Mayor Don Patterson with a regional award. The DDC named Patterson the recipient of its Dave Hobson Dayton Region Advocate Award, which singles out individuals for their work to champion the area. Coalition President and CEO Jeff Hoagland said the award spotlights those...

Should There Be Term Limits For Members Of Congress?

You can’t be president more than twice, and in many states, you can’t be the governor for more than a few terms either, so why is Congress different, and should they have term limits too? Lars speaks with Glenn Jacobs the mayor of Knox County Tennessee, and formerly WWE wrestling superstar Kane.

Tom Mullins touts executive experience in ‘Just One’ ad for St. Pete City Council bid

Mullins is running as a fiscal conservative. Raymond James executive Tom Mullins released another campaign ad Wednesday promoting his race against former prosecutor Lisset Hanewicz to succeed Darden Rice on tje St. Petersburg City Council. The 30-second ad, titled “Just One,” highlights Mullins’ experience as an executive. “Politicians talk about...
Canyon News

Lauren Meister Sworn In As Mayor

WEST HOLLYWOOD—On Monday, September 20, the city of West Hollywood swore-in Lauren Meister as Mayor and Sepi Shyne as Mayor Pro Tempore during the annual City Council Reorganization and Installation meeting. The meeting took place by Virtual Teleconference. Mayor Meister’s Oath of Office was administered by former West Hollywood Councilmember...
Lincoln Journal Star

Editorial, 9/23: Senators can -- and must -- find agreement on redistricting

Neither Republicans nor Democrats in the Nebraska Legislature have enough votes to approve their maps to redraw the congressional and legislative districts. So the Legislature must find a compromise -- by Saturday, Speaker Mike Hilgers said -- or face the end of the redistricting special session and the electoral chaos that will ensue if the new districts have to be drawn in the 2022 legislative session that begins in January.
San Mateo Daily Journal

Once more for those in the back: District elections are good for democracy

In her Sept. 20 column, Sue Lempert once again (as she did back on Dec. 14) negatively portrays district elections, claiming they are mere responses to lawsuits and not beneficial to local government. She misrepresents the law underlying those lawsuits and the extensive, research-backed benefits of district elections. Instead of acknowledging that research, she endorses term limits (as she did in 2020) and also campaign finance limits.

Leadership Vacuum Hits City Halls Across Orange County

Across Orange County, a government leadership vacuum has left multiple cities searching for city managers and city council members at a time when crucial decisions are being made. Right now, the cities of Westminster, Irvine and Fullerton are all searching for a city manager while considering their long term COVID...

Paulding County Republicans to have Lincoln-Reagan banquet

The Paulding County Republican Party is bringing several prominent politicians to the region to discuss the state of the nation during the Lincoln-Reagan Dinner Banquet. The dinner will be Sept. 25 at the Paulding County OSU Extension Building at the fairgrounds. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with a dinner by Grant’s Catering beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Elko Daily Free Press

Many local offices up for election in 2022

ELKO – Numerous public offices will be on the ballot in Elko County next year, including two county commission seats and five positions on the school board. Elko County voters also will be electing a new state assemblyman in 2022, as Republican John Ellison will be termed out following 12 years of service. His district includes a portion of Humboldt County, but the boundaries could change after lawmakers meet later this year to determine redistricting based on the results of the 2020 Census.

Darryl Rouson endorses Ken Welch for St. Pete Mayor

Rouson has served as a state Senator since 2016. Sen. Darryl Rouson is endorsing former Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch for St. Petersburg Mayor, Welch’s campaign announced Tuesday. Rouson, a St. Pete Democrat, has served in the Florida Senate since 2016. Well-known in both Tallahassee and his local community, Rouson...