won nearly everywhere they appeared on the ballot in the United States and Florida was part of the national trend.
Across the nation, term limits won in approximately 97% of the jurisdications where the idea appeared on the ballot, with voters either establishing new limits or protecting existing ones from attacks by incumbent politicians.
The big news in Florida is that the largest county in the state overwhelmingly adopted 8-year county commission term limits. Miami-Dade is the 12th of Florida's 20 charter counties to adopt term limits.
Meanwhile in Pinellas County commissioners continue to use taxpayer money to defend themselves from that county's voter-approved 8-year term limits law. But a judge will entertain a motion this week (Nov. 28) to summarily rule against the commissioners.
If you know of any other term limits measures in Florida on Nov. 6, please pass the info along and I will update the list:
BROOKSVILLE, FL -- Weaken 8-year term city council limits
72% NO -- TERM LIMITS WIN!
DUNEDIN, FL -- Places 8-year term limits on mayor and city council
YES 70% -- TERM LIMITS WIN!
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FL -- Establish 8-year county commission term limits
YES 77% -- TERM LIMITS WIN!