The “Harm” of letting Mayor Marty Run Again

The Albuquerque Tribune editorialized in favor of Albuquerque Mayor Marty Chavez challenging the City’s term limits law by running for a third term, saying it “did no harm.” This may be true, but how about Albuquerque voters, more than 70 percent of whom supported term limits back in 1994?
When the Constitution doesn’t address an issue, as is the case with term limits for city officials, shouldn’t the default be to obey what the citizens say unless there is an issue of direct harm or a minority is being unjustly attacked? Sure, Mayor Marty can run for another term and he may get elected, but that doesn’t mean it is best for the City or that it’s the right thing to do.

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