Frese takes term limit pledge
7 months, 3 weeks ago
Paloma Republican says he'll limit himself to 10 years if elected
State Senate candidate Randy Frese (R-Paloma) took the pledge to limit himself to 10 years in office and he wants all of the state's legislators to follow suit.
Frese, who is running against State Sen. John Sullivan (D-Rushville), said 37 out of 50 states have term-limits on their legislators.
"I believe that ten years is a sufficient amount of time to serve in any single office, including both the (Illinois) House and Senate," Frese said. "We need to return government to the citizens, not have Springfield host career politicians who are there, indefinitely, for their own agenda at taxpayer expense. Illinois compensation and pension benefits for legislators are among the highest in the nation. The Legislature isn't working and part of the reason why is career politicians trying to sustain their careers."
Frese said special interests have too much influence over career legislators. He pointed out that more than 90 percent of Sullivan's warchest comes from out-of-district lobbyists, PAC's and unions.
"On both sides of the aisle, term limits would severly hinder the ability of special interests to buy reelection for their favorite politicans," Frese said.
Frese held a news conference in Quincy this morning. He was making afternoon appearances with Adam Andrzejewski, a fiscal watchdog who runs the For the Good of Illinois PAC and has purchased television ads blasting Sullivan.
"Illinois has had enough of the Madigan/Cullerton/Sullivan career politicians who are bankrupting this state," Andrzejewski said in a statement.