Monday June 17th, 2019 7:23PM

Duncan: Legislation to be introduced to limit term for Ga. Lt. Governor

By B.J. Williams News Director
Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan said he'll deliver on one of his campaign promises and have legislation introduced in the Georgia Senate to limit the term for the job he currently holds.
Duncan made the announcement Thursday on the WDUN Morning Show, saying the Lt. Governor should be bound by the same term limits assigned to the Governor. 
"We spent two years telling folks that we believe this job of Lt. Governor is one that should be term-limited just like the Governor to two consecutive four-year terms," Duncan said.
He said Republican State Sen. Greg Dolezal of Forsyth County will bring the legislation forward. 
"It's a constitutional amendment, so it takes two years to kind of walk through the process, but the voters will have the ultimate choice here," Duncan said. "My hope is that it passes and the voters approve it, and we let this job look...like an executive branch job."
Duncan said he discussed the term limit possibility on the campaign trail, and he believes most Georgians see the value in getting what he called "a fresh perspective" after eight years.
"You've got eight years, which some people may see as a short period of time. I see it as a healthy period of time to get an agenda accomplished."
Follow this link to our show clips page to hear Duncan's entire interview. 
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