Florida Supreme Court upholds term limits


Florida Supreme Court upholds term limits


Date: May 10, 2012
by: Alex Mahadevan | News Editor



The Florida Supreme Court ruled today that term limits for county commissioners are constitutional.

The unanimous upholding dealt a blow to Sarasota County Commissioner Jon Thaxton’s pursuit of a fourth term.

Voters approved two four-year terms for Sarasota County Commissioners in 1998, but the 12th Judicial Circuit Court ruled the amendment unconstitutional in a 2005 case.

Thaxton could not be reached for comment. Thaxton has previously said he will remain in the race as long as he legally is permitted to do so.

Contact Alex Mahadevan at alexm@yourobserver.com.


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