PISCATAWAY – Gov. Chris Christie reaffirmed his support for term limits for state lawmakers.
“I absolutely agree with term limits,” the governor told a crowd at a town hall in Piscataway this morning. “I believe there should be term limits for everybody.”
The governor said he’s been in “favor of term limits for a long time.” Christie argued against the philosophy that if term limits were in place, the state would lose lawmakers with a wealth of experience.
He said too many legislative districts in the state are too safe for one political party or the other, and that lawmakers in a safe district can easily ensure they will be in office for a long time to come.
He rattled off a list of elected officials in the state and nation that serve with term limits, including the governor of New Jersey and the president of the country.
“Is the Legislature really that valuable, more valuable than the president of the United States?” Christie asked, garnering a laugh from the crowd.
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