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As Your Congressman, I Will …

Support (Meaningful) Term Limits:: Serve and Step Aside

When my opponent Jodey was running for office in 2016, one of his top campaign issues was establishing Term Limits. Of course, if politicians stay in office too long, they risk losing touch with the constituency they serve and becoming career politicians who prioritize their career in Washington over the needs of the people they were elected to serve. Unfortunately, shortly after he got into office, Jodey finally revealed how many terms he felt was appropriate:

Six terms.

Six terms is not real term limits, and it’s a disservice to everyone who truly believes in public service.

As your U.S. Representative, I will take up the charge and work with my fellow lawmakers to address it in a serious way. Personally, I think three terms, which equates to six years in office, strikes the proper balance. Get to work, get the job done, and then get out. That’s how we do it here in West Texas, and I do think that same approach would be a good idea for Congress.
Serving in Congress is an honor, and I am deeply humbled by the prospect of stepping into the job. But I also think it should be a short-term honor — not a long-term career.

By establishing term limits, we ensure a stream of new representatives with new ideas, fresh perspectives and a government that is closely connected to constituents rather than entrenched in Washington bureaucracy.

Let’s work to foster more vibrant, responsive and accountable representation for West Texas.