Highway Robbery?

Councilmen Gene Cook and Mark Mayoka may have just missed a chance to put the issue of term limits before the voters this November.

Have residents of Huntington just been robbed of a chance to have all elected officials term limited, regardless of their policy making capabilities? During the recent controversy over the status of the  highway superintendent's elected position, both councilman Eugene Cook and Mark  Mayoka seemed to have missed their chance to roll Supervisor Frank Petrone and company over a barrel when they failed to trade the highway referendum for term limits.  The superintendent's position would most likely have remained an elected one while the voters would have at least have had the chance to vote on term limits for ALL elected officials. Even if a deal has been just worked out, both councilmen made the issue of term limits a major part of their election campaigns and should continue to try to put this issue before the voters. If they fail to get term limits on the ballot this November, I can guarantee the next board candidate will make it an issue in 2013.

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RAY August 20, 2012 at 03:19 PM
maybe mayoka and cook are happy w/o term limits now.


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