by Forrest Dunbar
July 10, 2014
(Forrest Dunbar is a Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives. He’s a lifelong Alaskan, a former commercial fisherman, wildland firefighter, and congressional staffer.)
In 1994, Alaskans voted overwhelmingly to impose term limits on our federal delegation. The U.S. Supreme Court eventually struck down most of that law, along with similar state-level attempts to impose term limits on federal officials. Federal term limits must come from either federal statute or a federal constitutional amendment.
As I travel this state 20 years later, Alaskans from across the political spectrum often ask me if I support term limits for congressional representatives. I do.