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Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan wants his office term-limited

March 16, 2019

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s Republican Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan says he wants a term limit applied to the office he holds.

Duncan said on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “Lawmakers” program that he wants a constitutional amendment limiting the lieutenant governor to two consecutive terms.

A resolution outlining the amendment was introduced by Republican state Sen. Greg Dolezal of Cumming on Thursday. The resolution would need to be approved by two-thirds of members in both the state House and Senate, before the questions is put to Georgia voters.

“It’s a role that I believe sits in the executive branch, and I felt like it should mirror the rules and timing of the governor’s term limits of two consecutive terms,” Duncan said on the program.

“Constitutional amendments are typically a two-year process. The bill will be introduced this year, hopefully it will pass through the general assembly next year, and then ultimately the voters will have an opportunity to vote on it,” Duncan said.

Duncan’s predecessor, Republican Casey Cagle, held the office for three terms before losing a bid for governor last year.

Under the proposed amendment, a person who had been term-limited could run for lieutenant governor again after waiting a four-year term.