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March 3, 2014
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Letter: Douglas County needs no official term limits

Voters decide without fuss

Jeff Ackerman’s recent “Publisher’s Notebook” about term limits not being needed for Douglas County Commissioners caused me to review my distant past support of term limits.

In the May 2008 primary, a first-term Douglas County commissioner running for a second term was voted out of office by garnering only 30 percent of the vote. The winner got 55 percent, while a third candidate got 15 percent. Two years prior, in a general election, a first-term commissioner was also voted out of office.

These two examples show that the system worked. The voters spoke. Term limits are not needed in Douglas County.

Jock Jouvenat


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