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Oklahoma State Senate
Senator Randy Brogdon, R-Owasso
(405) 521-5566

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For Immediate Release: February 20, 2008

Senator Randy Brogdon
Sen. Randy Brogdon

Senate Democrats Kill Term Limits For Statewide Officials

State Capitol, Oklahoma City –Democrats on the Senate Rules Committee killed legislation Wednesday that would have sent term limits for statewide officials to a vote of the people.

SJR 33 by Senator Randy Brogdon, R-Owasso, would have put a 12 year term limit on Oklahoma's statewide elected officials except the governor if approved by voters.

Governors are already limited to 2 terms (8 years) of service, and state legislators are already limited to 12 years of service.

"Senate Democrats killed the chance for the people to vote to apply the same term limits on statewide officials that currently exist for state legislators," Brogdon said.

"Term limits have brought fresh ideas to the state legislature, and I believe term limits would have a similarly positive effect on statewide offices," he stated. "The Democrats' blatantly partisan attempt to protect career politicians is very disappointing."

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Senator Brogdon's Office: (405) 521-5566

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