- Posted by rey-martin
- On February 23, 2016
BARRINGTON HILLS, IL – Martin McLaughlin, Republican candidate for State Senate in the 26th District, strongly supports term limits in Illinois and has pledged to hold himself to term limits, like retiring Senator Dan Duffy has done. Today, he called on his opponents to do the same.
While Casey Urlacher has joined McLaughlin in supporting term limits, lobbyist Dan McConchie has refused to do so on numerous occasions, including candidate forums and editorial board sessions with area newspapers.
“Holding office is a public service, and by limiting terms in office we ensure a steady supply of leaders with fresh perspectives and the energy to continue working in the best interest of the voters and taxpayers,” McLaughlin explained.
“We need to identify and elect candidates that are from outside the political system who have professional expertise, strong leadership qualities, and are unafraid to make difficult decisions that benefit their constituents instead of themselves. The status quo is not serving the state, or the taxpayers, well.”
While each of the candidates in this race claim to support Governor Rauner’s Turnaround Agenda, term limits is widely considered to be one of five main components of his conservative reform agenda.
McLaughlin concluded: “You cannot claim to support Governor Rauner and his Turnaround Agenda if you do not support term limits. Unlike my lobbyist opponent, who is siding with insiders over our Governor, I will fight to enact term limits on politicians in Springfield. And I will lead by example, limiting myself to no more than 10 years as State Senator should the public see fit to continue to elect me.”