TERM LIMITS

Enable Officials to Focus on Governing and not Reelection

Our current partisan system causes officials to make decisions based on the next primary and general election and not on what’s best for the voters, both for today and tomorrow.  The power of incumbency also discourages those outside of the political hierarchies from competing for elected office and from bringing their ideas and experiences into refreshing the governing process.  The 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits anyone from serving more than two terms as President of the United State, and the SAM CT Task Force will use the spirit of that Amendment to develop appropriate term limits for Connecticut’s Constitutional and Legislative offices.