I support term limits for elected positions (especially for Secretary of State) because our founding fathers were clear that elected office was never meant to become a career path. Elected office was designed to change hands often so innovative ideas can make their way through government. Most importantly it is so our leaders will never become comfortable within the office they hold. I am leaving the State House after 7 years because I believe once you have made a difference within an elected office you should look for other areas to serve or go back home. Elected office should never become a retirement opportunity. I firmly believe innovative ideas that we desperately need in the office of the Secretary of State will not come from the 16-year incumbent, who is seeking 20 years within the same office.
My promise to the voters of this great state is that I will not seek more than two terms as Secretary of State. The reason why I am running to become your next Secretary is to reform the office and restore your voice within this office. You see, I believe you judge a politician not by the words he says but by the actions he takes. This is the same promise I made with my constituents 7 years ago. Public office must be to serve the public and not ourselves. So, I will continue to lead by example if the voters of this great state continue to place their trust within me.