First Bill McGrath Will Introduce as a State Senator
(Long Island, NY) New York State Senate Candidate Chris McGrath today announced that on his first day in the State Senate he would sponsor legislation establishing term limits for statewide elected officials and members of the state legislature.
“I believe that enacting term limits will empower New York State’s citizens to retake control of their government,” said Chris McGrath. “From wasteful spending and skyrocketing taxes to the plague of government corruption, to solve these problems we must end the era of career politicians.”
Currently, New York State legislators may serve an unlimited number of two-year terms and the Governor, State Comptroller and Attorney General may serve an unlimited number of four-year terms. The State Senate’s rules limit the number of terms that a senator may serve as a committee chair or the majority leader. The State Assembly has no such limitation. McGrath’s proposal will include a term limit for State Legislators of 8 years or 4 two year terms, and two terms for statewide office holders.
“The Founding Fathers envisioned a citizen legislature where people served for a limited period of time. The rise of professional politicians has made our government unaccountable to taxpayers and empowered the institutional special interests who want more government spending,” McGrath said. “This isn’t a partisan issue. I will work with Democrats and Republicans to enact term limits of 8 years for state legislators and return control of Albany to the people of New York State.”
McGrath has also proposed enacting legislation stripping government pensions from elected officials convicted of public corruption offenses. In 2015, the State Assembly failed to pass pension-stripping legislation that was agreed to as part of the state budget.
Chris McGrath is a candidate for the New York State Senate (SD-9.) He is not a politician, has never before run for elected office, and is a lifelong resident of the district. Chris has spent the majority of his career and personal life giving back to people in need. Following the devastating attacks of 9/11, Chris’s firm represented, pro-bono, the brave men and women who were first responders who helped in the search and recovering efforts at Ground Zero. As a member of the community, Chris, is involved in many civic and charitable organizations. He is a distinguished past president of Peninsula Kiwanis, creating the organization’s foundation for underprivileged and handicapped children. www.ChrisMcGrathForSenate.com