Governor Pat Quinn has been an active supporter of term limits in the past… but won’t commit to imposing a term limit on himself.
Quinn is seeking election to a second full term as governor, in addition to serving two years after Rod Blagojevich was impeached. Quinn tried unsuccessfully in the 1990s to pass a referendum to impose term limits on state officeholders… and says he remains a supporter of the concept.
But he says the same rules should apply to everyone, and for now, he’s simply focused on trying to win the next election.
Another candidate for governor, Bruce Rauner, is trying to get a term limit question on the 2014 ballot… but it would apply only to lawmakers, not statewide elected officials.