Quinn's Third Term
October 2nd, 2008

At a press briefing in the Red Room, Council Speaker Christine Quinn said she would run for reelection to her Chelsea-based council seat, not for mayor, if the council approved legislation extending term limits.

Quinn also said she would run again for speaker.

The speaker has not solidified her position yet on the bill, which she said, from her understanding, would permanently extend term limits from two to three terms. It would not be a one-time, so-called quick fix extension.

The bill is scheduled to be introduced at the council’s meeting on Tuesday. Prior to that, Quinn said, she will meet with colleagues and hold a Democratic caucus meeting in an attempt to solidify her and the whole body’s position.

By on October 2, 2008, 3:12 pm
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One Response to “Quinn's Third Term”

  1. Larry Littlefield Says:
    October 3rd, 2008 at 9:18 am

    Well, since members of the City Council will are a more likely target of popular dissatisfaction than the Mayor, she ought to demand additional help.

    I know! Due to the budget crisis, how about suspending matching funds for campaigns beginning in, say, January, after the incumbents collect on donations at Christmas parties?

    If they are going this far, they shouldn’t hold back just as an aid to rationalization that this move is pro-democracy. Be truthful, and keep going.

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