Lewis supports term limits, challenges Cullerton to out views
Seth Lewis, Republican candidate for Senate District 23 – Bloomingdale, recently queried his rival state Senator Tom Cullerton’s stance on urgent issues in a Facebook comment, publicly challenging his competitor to reveal his outlook for voters.
“My opponent is silent on the most pressing issues, like not voting Yes or No on a budget,” said Lewis. “He has no [problem] letting voters know where he stands on a vote like the state pie.”
Research has shown that almost 80 percent of Illinois voters support term limits; Lewis contended that Cullerton has remained elusive about sharing his viewpoint on whether he supports or opposes term limits for state lawmakers.
“The voters of the 23rd deserve a senator who is a leader, not a follower,” Lewis said. “We have been waiting four-plus years for his answer on term limits.”
Additionally, said Lewis, many long-time incumbents tend to insist that voters already have the power to effect change.
“We hear many of our long term politicians describing, ‘We have term limits. It’s called an election. The voters can vote us out,’” Lewis said. “Unfortunately, that’s not reality. Eighty-eight percent of primary elections were uncontested. So there was not a single person in those races that you could choose from. Two-thirds of our general election races are uncontested. So there is only one choice. That’s a problem.”