MONTICELLO – Holding elective public office should not be a career, Monticello Mayor Gary Sommers says.
With that, the mayor who was recently appointed by the village board to serve for the remainder of the year of the current term, supports capping the number of years any elected official serves.
“I think we need to get back to whoever it is and whatever job it is, we’re running to serve the public,” Sommers said. “I think there should be term limits on all of us, whether it’s two terms, three terms, or four terms, but there should be term limits even on this end of government so you are not running to try to create a career out of running for government.”
Sommers, who is also serving as village manager until the next election, held both posts some 20 years ago.