Tim Jacob, an opponent of the extension of term limits, and Ken Yang, a GOP candidate for state Auditor, will be the guest speakers at the March 10 meeting of the Southeast Arkansas TEA Party.
Jacob is the chairman of Arkansas Term Limits, a group adamantly opposed to extending the term limits of elected officials in Arkansas, will speak about the item on the November 2014 ballot that will allow that extension.
The term limits issue is not shown in the title of the legislation up for vote. Instead, it slips in language that, if passed, would allow elected officials to serve longer terms and garner more retirement and expense account benefits from the taxpayers of the state.
If the extension of term limits passes, an Arkansas State Legislator would be able to serve twice the length of time currently allowed and then retire with full benefits.
Jacob recently appeared on former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s program on Fox News Channel to discuss the ramifications of this issue.
Yang, a native of Benton and a first generation immigrant from Taiwan, has used his understanding of the values of hard work and dedication to achieve many goals in education, the field of law and in Arkansas politics. He is seeking the office of Arkansas State Auditor in the 2014 election.
The public is cordially invited to attend the TEA Party meeting on March 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Living Word Fellowship Church located on U.S. 425 South in Monticello. The church is located in the south end of the building which houses Cowboy’s Restaurant, directly across the street from the Ryburn automobile dealership.