Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Voters to decide term limits in El Paso County

Voters in November will decide whether El Paso County’s commissioners and other elected officials can seek a third term in office.

On a 4-1 vote, the county commission sent three questions to the ballot on last week.

One would allow commissioners to seek a third four-year term. The second question would extend term limits by four years for the county treasurer, clerk and recorder, assessor and surveyor. The third question would extend the term of the district attorney. The changes, if approved in November, would take effect in the 2012 election.

Commissioner Sallie Clark said the measures would let voters override the 1994 constitutional amendment that set term limits throughout Colorado.

“I have heard from a lot of my constituents who say ‘We wish you could run again,’” said Clark, who is in her second and final term on the county panel unless term limits are changed.    – More -

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