May 19, 2021
Contact: Scott Tillman, U.S. Term Limits
Phone: (321) 345-7455
New York, NY – U.S. Term Limits (USTL) is pleased to announce that a fifth New York City mayoral candidate, Ray McGuire, has pledged to support term limits on elected officials in New York City. Previously, candidates Andrew Yang, Shaun Donovan, Maya Wiley and Kathryn Garcia have also signed the term limits pledge to support and defend the current term limits on elected officials in New York City.
The leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, U.S. Term Limits provided the pledge to all of the candidates in the mayoral race. It reads, “I pledge, as mayor, to veto any legislation to repeal or lengthen the 8-year term limits to which elected officials in New York City are subject.”
USTL President, Philip Blumel commented on the pledges saying, “McGuire, Garcia, Yang, Donovan and Wiley are to be commended for standing by the term limits approved by New York City residents. These candidates know this issue resonates with a majority of the voters. The Big Apple needs a mayor who serves the people, not career politicians.”
According to the latest nationwide poll on term limits conducted by RMG Research, “Seventy-seven percent of those surveyed support enacting 8-year term limits for the Governor of New York and seventy-five percent support implementing 8-year term limits on the state legislature. An overwhelming sixty-seven percent of voters say that it is important that the next Mayor of New York City protects and defends the eight-year term limit for the Mayor and City Council.” That same poll indicates the voters of NYC also want term limits on the state legislature and the governor.
The seat is being vacated by current Mayor Bill DeBlasio due to term limits. The open seat has prompted more than twenty candidates to run for the office. The primary election for NYC mayor is scheduled for June 22, 2021. The general election is slated for November 2, 2021.
U.S. Term Limits is the largest grassroots term limits advocacy group in the country. We connect term limits supporters with their legislators and work to pass term limits on all elected officials, particularly on the U.S. Congress. Find out more at termlimits.org.