Should Houston Extend Term Limits?

State Representatives Garnet Coleman And Carol Alvarado, both democrats from Houston, are applauding the Texas House for passing a bill, which will give Houston voters the choice to extend term limits.

According to Rep. Coleman, House bill 3006, would give voters the choice to expand term limits from the current three two-year terms, to either six two-year terms or three four-year terms.

Voters  could decide this issue  through a proposition on the November 2010 ballot.

“Existing term limits keep Houston City council members from gaining necessary legislative experience,” said Representative Coleman. “Short term limits force out members almost as soon as they larn the legislative process, and deter qualified candidates from seeking office.”

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