Crusade for Term Limits Brings Together Unlikely Allies

For proponents of term limits in Texas — a group that defies partisan stereotyping — May has been a disappointing month on the state and local levels.

On May 11, voters in the North Texas city of Grapevine, whose mayor has been in office for most of the last four decades, bucked a trend in city elections and handily rejected a proposal to place limits on the mayor and City Council members.

Four days later, the Texas House voted down a resolution by state Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, that would have asked voters to decide on a proposed limit of two consecutive ...

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