PRLog - Feb. 15, 2012 - LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska State Treasurer and U.S. Senate candidate, Don Stenberg, today urged Jon Bruning to sign the U.S. Term Limits Amendment Pledge that, if adopted, would limit House members to three terms and Senators to two terms. Both Stenberg and State Senator Deb Fischer have signed the pledge.
Click here to read the U.S. Term Limits Pledge: http://www.termlimits.org/
“I urge Jon Bruning to join me in supporting the largest grassroots movement in American history, and sign the U.S. Term Limits Pledge. I’m proud of my long-term support of term limits for elected officials. As Nebraska’s Attorney General, I fought for term limits in the courts, and self-imposed term limits on myself when I left office voluntarily after three terms. Last year, I signed the U.S. Term Limits Amendment Pledge promising to support and co-sponsor an amendment to the U.S. Constitution limiting congressional terms,” Stenberg said.
“I support term limits for members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives, and if the people of Nebraska send me to the United States Senate, I will voluntarily limit my service to two terms. I want to go to Washington to serve my state and my country, not climb the political ladder,” Stenberg said.
According to the non-profit, non-partisan research organization, Project Vote Smart, then-State Senator Jon Bruning indicated that he opposed term limits for members of the Nebraska Legislature.
Project Vote Smart: http://www.votesmart.org/
“Nebraska voters deserve to know if Mr. Bruning has once again changed his mind on a crucial issue or is simply refusing to take a position. Either way, voters are entitled to know,” Stenberg said.
The term limits amendment would require a two-thirds majority vote in the House and Senate, and ratification by 38 states in order to become part of the Constitution.
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Mr. Stenberg served as Nebraska Attorney General from 1990-2002 and was elected Nebraska State Treasurer in 2010. GOP U.S. Senate nominee in 2000 against Ben Nelson. Genuine, lifelong conservative. Supports 2nd Amendment, pro-life, balanced budget.