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

The Failure of Term Limits in Florida

Kathryn A. DePalo


The Failure of Term Limits in Florida assesses the impact of term limitations on Florida’s state legislature and provides the theory and history behind the term limits movement. This book argues term limits have not provided the panacea that proponents claimed. Legislative tenure has been decimated and legislative experience cut deeply since term limits took effect in 2000. Forced turnover has facilitated more competition but only when a seat initially opens. Term limits have not dramatically increased the number of women and minorities elected to office as proponents envisioned. Politicians e ... More

Keywords: Term limits, Florida, Legislators, State Legislature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813060484
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813060484.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathryn A. DePalo, author
Florida International University