Saturday, January 20, 2007

Strimling: No More Term Limits

State Senator Ethan Strimling has submitted legislation that would end the state’s term limits law, which was instituted by a citizens’ initiative in 1993. In an interview in the Bangor Daily News, Strimling called the term limits law ‘anti-democratic.’

Strimling is in his third term in the State Senate and would be term-limited in 2010. The term-limits ban would not apply to him, however, because it would not be retro-active. He recently began his campaign for the US Congress seat held by Congressman Tom Allen. He was elected after State Senator Anne Rand, now the state representative representing the East End, was term-limited in 2002. His legislation would send the question of term limits out to the voters in the form of a referendum.


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