Senator Peshlakai Breaks Term Limits Pledge
PHOENIX, AZ — Arizona State Senator Jamescita Peshlakai reneged on a pledge she had made to her constituents, by voting against a term limits resolution she had vowed to support. In the Senate Government Committee, Peshlakai voted “No” on SCR 1025, a resolution for an amendment convention that would help put term limits on Congress.
Peshlakai had previously signed a pledge stating “I, Jamescita Peshlakai, pledge that as a member of the state legislature I will cosponsor and vote for the resolution applying for an Article V convention for the sole purpose of enacting term limits on Congress.” View Peshlakai’s signed pledge.
According to a 2020 poll by McLaughlin & Associates, congressional term limits is the most popular and bipartisan issue in Arizona, with 85 percent support statewide. That includes backing from 87 percent of Republicans, 85 percent of independents and 83 percent of Democratic voters. That means Peshlakai’s anti-term limit position is at odds with members of her own Democratic party, who overwhelmingly support term limits.
“The people of Arizona are sick of dishonest politicians who say one thing while running for office and then do a 180 once they get power,” said Ron Hooper, Arizona Regional Director of U.S. Term Limits. “This state wants term limits. It is disappointing that Senator Peshlakai has decided to thumb her nose at the people and break her word.”
SCR 1025 and its State House counterpart, HCR 2015, are resolutions which allow the Arizona State Legislature to help call a convention to term limit Congress. It is sponsored in the state senate by Sen. Kelly Townsend and in the state house by Rep. Ben Toma.
U.S. Term Limits is the oldest and 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.com.