Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Failure of Term Limits in Florida$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Kathryn A. DePalo

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813060484

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813060484.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Florida, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FLASO for personal use (for details see www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 23 September 2018

A Different Breed of Florida Legislators

A Different Breed of Florida Legislators

Chapter:
(p.55) 3 A Different Breed of Florida Legislators
Source:
The Failure of Term Limits in Florida
Author(s):

Kathryn A. DePalo

Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813060484.003.0004

Chapter three presents data on the demographics of the legislature in a post-term limits environment. Term limits have not dramatically increased the number of women and minorities elected to office as proponents envisioned. There are certainly more women and minority legislators in 2010 than twenty years earlier, but term limits is shown to have little to do with those increases. Term limits removes existing women and minority legislators who must not only be replaced by other women and minorities, but also increase their numbers in the ranks which has proved to be difficult at best. Age seems to be the only significant factor with term limits benefiting the youngest and oldest cohorts—those either beginning their career or those who retire and enter politics.

Keywords:   demographics, women, minorities, term limits

Florida Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .