De Jesus Calls For Mayoral Term Limits

CHICAGO (WBBM) – Humboldt Park minister Wilfredo De Jesus wants to try to raise his visibility in the race for mayor by calling for term limits and calling on his opponents to endorse the idea, as well.

“The one thing I keep hearing is that the city of Chicago needs a mayor who will work for all the people and who won’t become a mayor for life,” DeJesus said in a prepared statement announcing his stand.

De Jesus said he figures that if two terms are the limit for the president of the United States, it should be the limit for the mayor of Chicago as well.

He said the spirit behind the policy is to avoid any monopoly of the office, heavy-handed rule and a deterioration of democracy.

“What the city of Chicago doesn’t need is another four- and five-term mayor whose power leaves people alienated, empower power brokers and creates an environment of corruption and patronage,” he said.

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  • Alexander Powers

    I agreed

  • Chgguy

    And I suppose he also thinks Mayor Daley didn’t do anything to promote, beautify and help make Chicago a world destination.

    • Isaiah C.

      This is an assumption, and its not relevant at all to the issue at hand, which is setting a term limit, not the beautification of Chicago.

  • J Davidson

    I agree with the issue and the justification for it. No one person should run an organization as long as the Daley’s have; it breeds fear, stagnation and does demolish democracy.


    2 Year Term Limits should be placed in ALL Political offices in the Uniited States Government. If a politician can remain in office to outlast the family car or dog it’s TOO LONG. Good Luck De Jesus and hoping you live up to your name. God Bless America.

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