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County executive wants term limits on his office

The legislature consists of 39 lawmakers, and, in a statement released Monday, Jan. 7, McCoy suggested reducing the number of legislatures significantly. McCoy added he wants term limits on his own position.

The legislature consists of 39 lawmakers, and, in a statement released Monday, Jan. 7, McCoy suggested reducing the number of legislatures significantly. McCoy added he wants term limits on his own position. Submitted Photo

— Morse said there are many pros and cons to what McCoy is suggesting, but the Charter Review Commission will look at everything before making any decisions.

“I’ve heard people say, ‘Lower the size of government,’ and when you ask them why, they don’t have an answer. I don’t do business that way,” Morse said. “I say, show me why we should do something, and show me the facts, and I’ll make a decision based on that.”

As for term limits, Morse said he is not a supporter.

While McCoy said any changes wouldn’t take place until 2016, he hopes the commission will look into what will work best for the county.

“I’m not afraid to fail,” McCoy said. “I don’t want to fail, but we need to try to do things differently to protect our taxpayers and that’s what I’m trying to do here.”

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