Term Limits by Erne Lewis
We have a two-term limit on most Pierce County political offices, but no limit on the number of offices a politician may hold in sequence. And the result has been that some people have served two terms in one office and then used that office as a stepping stone to the next office.
The problem with the present system is that it insures we are governed by a professional political class, people who may have entered office hoping to serve the community but having held office for several years, they have come to believe the lives of Pierce County citizens require their management.
We need instead people who are willing to serve the community for a short time and then return to live under the laws and regulations they helped to pass.
I propose an eight year total limit on political office in Pierce County to protect our elected officials, and us, from the disease of incumbency, an arrogant hubris that eventually infects all professional politicians, causing them to believe they are better than the people they govern.