The importance of term limits | Letters
September 9, 2011 · Updated 1:55 PM
Hello Mayor Priest, council members and public. I have written this letter to be read before the Federal Way City Council because I feel that the issue of term limits is an important one.
There are many arguments for having term limits, but in my mind, only one argument trumps them all: that to install term limits obstructs the will of the people. If the voters choose to continue electing the same officials, then that is their prerogative. I believe in democracy, and the defining characteristic of a democracy is that the voter’s will is supreme, period.
Therefore, while there may be valid practical arguments for limiting how long a member of the public can serve, I believe that it is of the utmost importance that the city of Federal Way not limit the right of the voters to choose their elected officials.
Denise Yun, Federal Way