Measure would be on the 2018 November ballot
For Immediate Release
June 6, 2017
(Salem, Or) -- Dr. Bud Pierce, the Republican nominee for governor in 2016 and his wife Selma have filed an initiative petition to put into place Term Limits for legislators in Oregon.
Modeled after Oregon’s existing term limits law for Governor, Secretary of State and Attorney General, the new measure is expected to pass constitutional scrutiny unlike a predecessor in the 90’s, which was overturned by the Supreme Court due to having too many subjects.
1170 pre-verified signatures were delivered to the Secretary of State’s office on Friday, June 1st. The Secretary of State has 10 days to review the signatures for verification before the petition is sent to the Attorney General’s office for a ballot title. The Secretary of State will do a random sample of 450 to determine the validity rate of the signatures received. 1000 valid signatures are required to qualify the petition for review and ballot title adoption.
“It is time we change the pattern of electing career politicians in our state and get back to a true citizen legislature,” said Pierce. “Our current system is failing the citizens of the state. We continue to have one of the poorest graduation rates in the nation, our infrastructure is crumbling and our roads are overcrowded, the Department of Human Resources is a mess and failing our children, PERS liabilities continue to be ignored, something must be done to get Oregon back on track, changing our leaders is necessary if we want to make progress our state,” Pierce said.
The proposed ballot measure filed by the Pierce’s is a statutory measure, not constitutional which means the legislature would have the ability to make modifications to it if they felt they were necessary.
For more information, contact Chuck Adams at 503-931-5825