The Washington Post’s Bill Turque has been all over the effort to restrict Montgomery County voters’ choices with term limits. Here’s a few of his articles:
- Montgomery term-limits opponent, elections board clash over fees, Aug. 24, 2016
- Head of anti-immigrant group says he gathered ‘hundreds’ of term-limits signatures, Aug. 9, 2016
- Signatures for term-limits amendment are delivered to Montgomery, Aug. 8, 2016
Turque reports that Ficker is not telling the truth about counting partial terms as full terms:
Ficker asserted that he included similar language in his 2000 and 2004 proposed amendments, long before he ran against Navarro or even knew who she was.
But a review of the two ballot questions shows no such provisions.
Navarro, the first Hispanic woman to serve on the council, said Monday that Ficker’s intent was “pretty clear.”
“If it passes, everybody gets three terms, but not the Latina woman,” Navarro said.