Tag Archives: Term Limits

Editorial: Don’t eliminate voter choice

Oregon Initiative Petition 19, a legislative term-limits proposal being touted by Salem physician Bud Pierce, needs some tweaking for the ballot and rejection at the ballot box. The Oregon Supreme Court rejected a ballot title for the measure in a ruling Nov. 9, and the state Attorney General’s Office will try again. Pierce’s measure would limit Oregon […]
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Ballot measure would apply term limits retroactively, Oregon Supreme Court says

A proposed ballot measure would impose term limits on Oregon legislators and those limits would apply retroactively in most cases. If voters were to send that measure to the ballot and then approve the limits, it would spell a major change for the Legislature. About two-thirds of senators would be prevented from running again, including […]
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Imagine Gov. Brown – until 2027; Kitzhaber holds record for longest serving

Kitzhaber holds record for longest serving. Kate Brown could be governor of Oregon until 2027 — a record 11 years and 11 months, if she and the voters want it that way. Brown won’t comment on her political plans for this fall, much less the next decade. She has not officially announced if she will […]
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Lawmakers say ‘experience and knowledge’ should outweigh term limits

State Rep. Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario, and Senate Republican Leader Ted, District 30, Ferrioli said the best term limits are set by the voters and imposed limits would give undue influence to department heads, lobbyists and others who work full-time in state government. Source: Lawmakers say ‘experience and knowledge’ should outweigh term limits | Local News […]
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Our view: Elections are term limits

Oregon voters may have the opportunity to place term limits on Oregon legislators when they vote in 2018. The proposal by former Republican candidate for governor Bud Pierce would prohibit state legislators from serving for more than eight years in a 12-year period. If voters give it the go-ahead, it would immediately prohibit 25 members […]
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Term limits would remove 25 legislators from office

Analysis by the lawyer for SEIU Oregon State Council shows Democrats and Republicans would lose significant number of lawmakers under Initiative Petition 19. Voter approval of a proposal to enact term limits for state lawmakers would instantly wipe out nearly one-third of the Oregon Legislature membership, according to analysis by a lawyer for SEIU Oregon […]
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Editorial: Term limits for legislators would create worse problems

Term limits have long been the rallying cry for those who think elected officials aren’t getting it right. Bud Pierce, the Republican oncologist who lost the gubernatorial race to incumbent Democrat Kate Brown in 2016, has climbed on that bandwagon. Source: Editorial: Term limits for legislators would create worse problems;

Editorial: Term limits for legislators would create worse problems

Term limits have long been the rallying cry for those who think elected officials aren’t getting it right.Bud Pierce, the Republican oncologist who lost the gubernatorial race to incumbent Democrat Kate Brown in 2016, has climbed on that bandwagon. Last week, he and his wife, Selma Moon Pierce, filed 1,171 signatures with the Secretary of […]
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Ore. term limits ballot measure filed

Former Republican nominee for governor Bud Pierce and his wife Selma have filed a petition to place term limits on legislators in Oregon. Source: Ore. term limits ballot measure filed | KGW.com

Former Republican nominee for Oregon governor Bud Pierce files term limits ballot measure

Former Republican nominee for governor Bud Pierce and his wife Selma have filed a petition to place term limits on legislators in Oregon. The petition comes more than a decade after a similar measure was overturned by the United States Supreme Court in 2002 for violating the “single subject rule for constitutional amendments.” Source: Former […]
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