Voters thought term limits were a good idea in 1992, but when the GOP won a majority on the promise, they forgot all about their "contract" with the voter...
Gene Hart wants to make it right. Matt Lohr doesn't.
Term limits, an idea that largely faded after gaining strength in American politics in the 1990s, has been resurrected as a campaign issue in at least one Valley race.
Democrat Gene Hart, who is seeking to unseat Del. Matt Lohr, R-Broadway, is proposing delegates be limited to serving six years, or three consecutive two-year terms, in a 10-year period.
Under Hart's proposal, state senators would be limited to two consecutive four-year terms.
Hart, who has made the same pledge on his campaign Web site, explained his proposal Wednesday to a group of young professionals in Harrisonburg.
Term limits, he said, would take lawmakers' focus off getting re-elected and place it on solving problems.
Lohr said term limits may have some merit, but he does not support Hart's position. Elected officials have to face voters, he said.