For Immediate Release
January 26, 2023
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Former State Representative Diego Rodriguez Tapped as Arizona State Co-chair for U.S. Term Limits
Phoenix, AZ – Today, U.S. Term Limits announces that former Democratic Party state representative and Arizona attorney general candidate, Diego Rodriguez, has agreed to be the Arizona State Co-chair for U.S. Term Limits (USTL). Rodriguez brings a depth of public service and has seen first-hand the need for term limits at the federal level. Rodriguez will work tirelessly in his role as Arizona State Co-chair to see that the state adopts a resolution for congressional term limits. He will join former state senator Kelly Townsend as co-chair to move the measure forward through the Arizona State Legislature.
In today’s political discord, the one issue that resonates across the political spectrum and among political opposites like Rodriguez and Townsend, is the need for congressional term limits. Polling shows that more than 80% of Americans, regardless of political affiliation, support term limits for the U.S. Congress.
The Arizona legislature can pass a resolution that would have the Grand Canyon state join other states in issuing a call for an amendment proposal convention. Through Article V of the U.S. Constitution, 34 state legislatures can team up for a convention to propose a congressional term limits amendment. The term limits convention initiative is being spearheaded by the nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy group U.S. Term Limits.
“I am very honored to be serving as the Arizona State Chair for U.S. Term Limits,” said Diego Rodriguez. “Now more than ever, the need for term limits is crystal clear. Polls show that the one issue Americans, regardless of political affiliation, are united about is the need for congressional term limits.
“Serving in Congress has become for many, a lucrative lifelong job rather than a public service,” concluded Rodriguez. “Term limits will help end career politicians and make Congress work better for all Americans.”
“We are honored to have Diego leading our efforts in Arizona to pass term limits on Congress,” said Philip Blumel, President of U.S. Term Limits. “He is a strong leader who understands the problems within Congress and the need for term limits. Under his guidance, I am confident we will get our term limits resolution passed in Arizona this session.”
Diego Rodriguez graduated from Notre Dame University in 1992 with a B.B.A. Three years later he received a J.D. from the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law. After graduation, Rodriguez served as Deputy County Attorney in Pima County until he opened his own law practice, Rodriguez Law Office PLLC.
Rodriguez was elected in November 2018 to represent Arizona’s 27th district, which comprises Laveen, South Phoenix, and Guadalupe. As a lawmaker, Rodriguez became a sitting member on the elections and judiciary committees. Since leaving office, he cofounded the Institute of Equity and Justice, an Arizona based non-profit.
U.S. Term Limits is the largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization advocating specifically for term limits. Our mission is to improve the quality of government with a citizen legislature that closely reflects its constituency and is responsive to the needs of the people it serves. Find out more at termlimits.org.