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Term limits for elected officials has long been a topic of discussion, from federal to state to local public offices. My research includes JSONLINE which is a valuable source.
The focus of this article is on local public offices starting at the top.
JSONLINE relates that in Grafton, WI. 71% of the voters in 1994 favored an advisory referendum for term limits, and on April 1, 2008 Fondulac,WI. voters decided by 62% to keep term limits. In 1994 Cedarburg, WI. voters approved an advisory referendum on term limits 2-1.
There have been arguments pro and con on the subject of term limits.
Historically, term limits or rotation in office dates bach to the American Revolution, and before then early civilizations such as Ancient Greece and Rome.
The President of the United States of America is subject to term limits by means of the 22nd Amendment to the US CONSTITUTION in 1951.
There are local municipal governments who have adopted term limits, and in the City of Brookfield there is no term limit for the highest office of Mayor.