Abernathy calls on opponent Sente to support term limits
Dawn Abernathy, Republican candidate for the District 59 State House seat, supports term limits and has challenged her opponent, Democratic state Rep. Carol Sente, to "be the independent you claim to be" and join Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner in supporting them.
"For far too long, the state of Illinois has been run by career politicians and special interests willing to do anything and say anything to hang on to power," Abernathy said. "We had decades of mismanagement, corruption and insider favors. Term limits are a way to start to fix the broken political system."
Abernathy encouraged Sente to "be an independent leader in Springfield."
"(Sente) should demand a vote in the next session of the Illinois General Assembly to limit the terms of service to no more than 10 years combined Senate and House terms and no more than eight eight years for the governor," Abernathy said. "There is no good reason for legislators to oppose term limits."
Abernathy said recent statistics showed four out of five Illinois residents were in favor of term limits.
"At any time, the Illinois Legislature can bring a term-limits amendment up for a vote," Abernathy said. "Let the people of Illinois decide."