Peoria Public Radio Staff
Mon March 10, 2014
IL lawmaker supports term limits
Congressman Rodney Davis says he has not yet signed the petition that calls for limiting members of the Illinois General Assembly to eight year terms. But he says that he would.
Davis, a Republican from Taylorville, says he also backs term limits for Congress ... at least in concept. But he says he will not set a self-imposed term limit on his time in Washington.
"Unfortunately, what's happened is there have been so many good legislators that have had self-imposed term limits and they leave, or they break their pledge. The problems in Washington are caused by those who have been there and have no intention of ever leaving."
Rep. Davis faces two opponents in next week's primary, including former Miss America Erika Harold, now a lawyer in Urbana. Harold has previously stated her support for term limits. There's also a three way race in the Democratic primary for the 13th District, which touches Bloomington, Champaign, Decatur, Springfield and Collinsville.