U.S. Term Limits issued the following announcement on March 25.
For immediate release
March 25, 2019
Contact: Nick Tomboulides
Phone: (646) 704-2466
Palm Beach and Broward Lawmakers Honored for Supporting Term Limits
Melbourne-based U.S. Term Limits, the nation’s largest pro-term limits group, has honored four lawmakers from Palm Beach County as 2019 “Champions of Term Limits.” The award recognizes “a steadfast commitment to restore citizen government through term limits,” and is presented only to legislators who have taken a strong stand on the issue.
Receiving this honor and a plaque from U.S. Term Limits were State Representatives Chip LaMarca, Mike Caruso, Toby Overdorf and Rick Roth. All the honorees have signed pledges vowing to protect 8-year term limits in Florida from lobbyist-led efforts to lengthen or repeal them.
This legislative session, Representative Anthony Sabitini has introduced HJR 229 in the state House of Representatives. Senator Dennis Baxley has sponsored SJR 714 in the state Senate. Each calls for a constitutional amendment that would provide for 8-year term limits on all Florida school boards, putting these elected officials on equal footing with most other offices.
“Florida is without question the term limits state,” said U.S. Term Limits Executive Director Nick Tomboulides. “Our rejection of career politicians – and commitment to 8-year limits on so many offices – has helped establish our state as an economic powerhouse. Term limits have produced leaders who are more diverse, more fiscally responsible and more accountable to the people.”
Florida has 8-year term limits on its governor, cabinet, state legislature and countless local positions. Polls show that between 75 and 85 percent of Americans favor term limits for public officials, with a strong preference for 8-year limits.
Tomboulides hailed the group for supporting term limits.
“It takes guts to stand up to the special interests who would all prefer Florida had no term limits. We applaud these Palm Beach public servants for listening to the people,” he said.