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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Term Limits (Also see Postscript)

October 25, 2012
Sheriff term limits up for vote
 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Keith Wilson Jr. is one of West Virginia's youngest sheriffs at 39, but even if he wins a second term on Election Day, his career with the Wirt County department will end in four years.
Term limits the West Virginia Constit ...
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Footnote: There was a longer version of this article published on Friday, October 26th in the Hagerstown Herald-Mail newspaper, to which reporter Matthew Umstead contributed, but it was not available on-line.

November 7th Postscript: West Virginia voters resoundingly defeated this proposed constituional amendment, which also has been defeated by our  citizens many times previously in prior elections. In point of fact, this proposal now has been voted down five times by Mountaineer citizens (1962, 1973, 1982, 1994, and 2012). Given the opportunity, it is my considered opinion that the people of West Virginia would vote for term limits for all elected officials.

1 comment:

  1. I believe the limits should be for "consecutive terms" which will allow for an opportunity to return to the position after a "break from that position".


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