Re: “Political climate: Reelection pressures” [Feb. 11, NorthwestVoices]:
I agree with what the letter writer has to say regarding reelection pressures on elected-office holders. I wonder if term limits would remedy this situation. Everyone will know precisely when reelection for a particular politician is no longer the prime motive behind his or her actions. I don’t believe the Founding Fathers intended “elected official” to be a career choice or anyone’s de facto profession.
I also don’t believe all those who run for office do it out of the goodness of their hearts or a sincere interest in public service. Term limits might dissuade such people from running in the first place.
James Nunn, Seattle