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posted: 3/23/2013 5:00 AM

Term limits already exist in Gurnee

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Gurnee mayoral candidate Kirk Morris has suggested that village elected officials should be limited to two four-year terms. We do already -- at the end of a four-year term, the voters have the choice to re-elect or turn the person out of office.

In Gurnee, we have had two very successful long-term mayors. Gordon Gillings was in for 24 years and Dick Welton was mayor for 28 years. Then the voters ended Don Rudny's term at four years -- the length of time in office a direct reflection of the voters' choice for leadership.

The only people that advocate for term limits are those who wish to unseat incumbents without having to run on who has the best record, action plan or policies. The democratic process has worked well in the past and is working well now by giving voters the power and choice to decide who stays in office.

Kristina Kovarik has done a great job and deserves to be re-elected on April 9. Cheryl E. Saraf, George D. Lyall


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