Lewis speaks out on term limits
Republican candidate for Senate District 23, Seth Lewis of Bartlett recently pledged to voluntarily limit his terms in the Senate and refuse a state pension.
While Lewis made his position clear, he questioned the silence of his opponent, incumbent Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) on the question of term limits.
"My opponent is silent on the most pressing issues, like not voting Yes or No on a budget," Lewis said. "He has no issue letting voters know where he stands on a vote like the state pie. The voters of the 23rd deserve a senator who is a leader, not a follower. We have been waiting four-plus years for his answer on term limits."
Lewis said he supports term limits and redistricting reform as well as transparency and accountability in the legislature. He said he believes that long-time lawmakers like House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) and Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) have rigged the state's political system to ensure that citizen-initiated reforms will not become law.
"I am calling on both political parties in Illinois to come together and support a bipartisan measure to support term limits," he said. "If my opponent is really for putting people over politics then he will stand with me in support of voting 'Yes' on term limits."
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