The City of Chicago is the only major city to not have term limits established. Tom Courtney believes they are necessary to remain competitive.
Online PR News – 03-February-2011 – – CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- Tom Courtney, a Chicago alderman candidate, has focused his campaign on the establishment of term limits for politicians.
According to TermLimits.org, known as the leader of the largest grassroots movement in American history, fifteen states have established term limits for their state legislatures. Additionally, nine of the ten largest cities in America have term limits on their city council and/or mayor including New York, Los Angeles and Houston.
The idea of term limits was first established in the United States by the first President, George Washington. The example set for the Presidency held until President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Since then, the adoption of term limits has filtered down to local municipalities out of necessity.
"The City of Chicago has long needed the establishment of term limits. Career politicians concerned with their own interests have neglected the people they were elected to serve," said Tom Courtney (www.CourtneyForChicago.com). "Setting term limits would allow for new ideas and innovative solutions to permeate the political landscape in Chicago. Career politicians have given us a huge budget deficit that only change can repair."
Courtney added, "With the Mayor and several tenured Aldermen retiring from service, right now is our opportunity to establish term limits in the City of Chicago. This is not about me. It is a referendum for change starting with term limits which is why it is important that everyone votes."
About The Committee For Change:
The Committee for Change in the 27th Ward of Chicago was launched in July 2010 to encourage positive change. The not-for-profit corporation and political action committee is committed to representing the best interests of residents in Chicago's 27th Ward. The campaign has put together several ideas and plans to continue to develop innovative solutions to improve the City of Chicago.