HOPKINTON – Republican U.S. Senate primary candidate and Hopkinton Selectman Brian Herr today called for 12-year term limits on members of Congress.
"We have real problems that must be addressed," Herr said in a press release. "Unfortunately, the ideas coming from Washington - from both Democrats and Republicans - are the same tired policies that simply are not working.
“If we want new ideas in Washington, we must send new people."
In the release, Herr proposes limiting U.S. House members to six two-year terms and limiting U.S. Senators to two six-year terms.
“Recognizing the need for practical support from incumbents, the change (should) not be applied retroactively to current members of Congress but would begin upon their next election,” the release reads.
Herr said the country’s Founding Fathers envisioned lawmakers returning to their everyday lives after serving, not staying in power for decades.
Herr announced his bid for the Republican nomination on Jan. 29. His campaign website is BrianHerr.com.