Brevard County State Lawmakers Honored as 2019 ‘Champions of Term Limits’
By Space Coast Daily // March 21, 2019
Senator Debbie Mayfield and representatives Randy Fine, Rene Plasencia and Tyler Sirois honored
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Melbourne, Florida-based U.S. Term Limits, the nation’s largest pro-term limits group, has just honored four lawmakers from Brevard County as 2019 “Champions of Term Limits.”
The award recognizes “a steadfast commitment to restore citizen government through term limits,” and is presented only to legislators who have taken a strong stand on the issue.
Receiving this honor and a plaque from U.S. Term Limits were State Senator Debbie Mayfield, as well as state representatives Rene Plasencia, Tyler Sirois and Randy Fine.
All the honorees have signed pledges vowing to protect 8-year term limits in Florida from lobbyist-led efforts to lengthen or repeal them.
This legislative session, Representative Randy Fine has introduced HJR 229, a constitutional amendment that would provide for 8-year term limits on all Florida school boards, putting these boards on equal footing with most other offices.
Representative Sirois and Senator Mayfield have co-sponsored the legislation.
“Florida is without question the term limits state,” said U.S. Term Limits Executive Director Nick Tomboulides.
“Our rejection of career politicians – and commitment to 8-year limits on so many offices – has helped establish our state as an economic powerhouse. Term limits have produced leaders who are more diverse, more fiscally responsible and more accountable to the people.”
Florida has 8-year term limits on its governor, cabinet, state legislature and countless local positions.
Polls show that between 75 and 85 percent of Americans favor term limits for public officials, with a strong preference for 8-year limits.
Tomboulides hailed the group for supporting term limits.
“It takes guts to stand up to the special interests who would all prefer Florida had no term limits. We applaud these Brevard public servants for listening to the people,” he said.
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