The Republican controlled State Senate passed a term limits bill recently, but not with the help of our man in Albany, Martin Connor:
Courier Life: Fierce Battle Over Term Limits: State Senators Eric Adams, Martin Connor, Velmanette Montgomery and John Sampson – all Democrats – shot down the bill. State Senator Carl Kruger was absent for the vote while State Senators Diane Savino and Kevin Parker, also both Democrats, were excused, according to the tally. “I think the Republicans can’t just talk a good game when it comes to term limits and then go about carrying it out by calling for the term limits of those on the top,” said Adams, who said he supports term limits for everyone. “We want a continuous rebirth of ideas, not stagnation,” the newly elected Senator said. “If someone can’t do what he set out to do in eight years, he’s not going to do it in eighteen.”
According to Marty Algaze, a spokesperson for State Senator Conner, the 29-year incumbent legislator was opposed to term limits because “he believes that we already have a term limit system in place that the public could use if they are unhappy about the guy in office.”
“They’re called elections,” he said.