House Democrats Push for Multi-Term Governor

By: Carter Johnson Email
By: Carter Johnson Email

December 13, 2011

Democrats in the House of Delegates want Virginia governors to be able to serve more than four consecutive years in the position.

Under the leadership of minority leader Del. David Toscano, House leaders want to enact a Constitutional Amendment that would allow Virginia governors to serve two consecutive terms. Virginia is the only state where the governor cannot serve two consecutive terms.

"Governors who cannot succeed themselves are almost in a lame duck situation as soon as they get into office and that is very difficult to govern given that situation," said Del. David Toscano.

If the measure passes in the General Assembly, Virginians would then have to cast their vote on the issue since it is a change to the Constitution.

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