Voters have spoken on term limits


Serving two-year terms, both senators and representatives in Arizona are constricted by term limits. Members may only serve four consecutive terms in either chamber.

Arizona’s term limits were approved by 74 percent of Arizona voters in 1992 on Prop. 107. It appears the voters have spoken.

However, Rep. Bob Thorpe and Sen. Sylvia Allen have figured a way around term limit laws by switching houses when they are term limited from running for the same seat again.

Ted Paulk, Payson

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Phil Mason

OMG. Have you been hibernating in a cave in Outer Mongolia for the last quarter century??? Legislators from both parties have switched chambers with regularity since 1998 and the courts ruled that term limits only apply to the same office. There has not been an election cycle for decades where there were no legislators have switched from House to Senate or vice versa. To attack Thorpe and Allen for doing what is legal and customary is obviously a highly prejudiced attempt to selectively influence those voters who do not know the law and history. If you want to be treated as if you are credible, begin by not misrepresenting the facts.

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