Considering the current fiscal catastrophe we’re facing, is this really the right time to extend term limits for statewide elected officials? Apparently, our senators think so, since they have voted to send a proposal to the vote of the people that would extend term limits from the current eight years to 12.
Plan OK’d to increase term limits for Oklahoma officeholders
If approved, all statewide elected officials except the governor would be able to serve 12 years in office. Sen. Mike Schulz says the bill was written so that the current officeholders could run for another four-year term after 2018.