Drobinski: The people have spoken, and they want term limits
Rod Drobinski, Republican candidate for the District 62 State House seat, recently responded to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s comments on term limits, agreeing that there's an urgent need for such political reforms.
"It's clear the people of Illinois are fed up with career politicians more interested in themselves than the people they claim to represent," Drobinski said. “Speaker (Mike) Madigan (D-Dist. 22) has been in power for over 30 years, leaving behind a trail of corruption, waste and higher taxes. Term limits are overwhelmingly supported by both Republican and Democratic voters, yet Speaker Madigan has made every effort to block term limits from becoming law.”
Candidates statewide have begun to speak out against professional politics in their desire to overcome Madigan's efforts to block term limits. Polling conducted at the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale has revealed that approximately 4 out of 5 Illinois residents support term limits, yet for the past 33 years, Madigan has been a state representative, serving as Illinois House speaker for all but two of those years.
“I call on (my opponent) Sam Yingling (D-Dist. 62) to push his boss, Speaker Madigan, to pass a constitutional amendment enacting term limits, including on party leadership, and send it to the Senate for a vote,” Drobinski said. “Enough of playing games with bills to gain political capital for a re-election; it's time for real political reform — we need accountability at every level of government, and especially in Springfield."
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