Skillicorn supports term limits for lawmakers
Republican candidate for state House in District 66 Allen Skillicorn recently said he supports a constitutional amendment requiring term limits for the General Assembly, joining 10 other lawmakers and candidates in calling for a voter referendum on the issue.
Skillicorn previously expressed his support for term limits for Illinois' lawmakers, saying that term limits help keep lawmakers focused on their jobs in the General Assembly instead of campaigning for re-election and accumulating political power.
Skilicorn said he has set a self-imposed limit on his own length of service if he is elected in November and that eight years is long enough in the Illinois House. Politicians should move on when their term is up, he said.
“After experiencing the decay and failure of career politicians in Illinois, voters want term limits.” Skillicorn said. “I agree with the majority of voters in calling for a constitutional amendment for term limits to appear on the ballot. House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) has been in Springfield for 45 years. Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) has been elected for another 37 years. These men are part of the problem, not the solution. If the president of the United States is limited to just eight years, why not Illinois politicians? Let’s put it on the ballot and let the people decide.”
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