Sneed scoop: If Quinn wins, he won't run again for governor
BY MICHAEL SNEED Sun-Times Columnist April 25, 2014 5:35PM
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn
Gov. Pat Quinn has decided his second elected term in office will be his last.
Although the state has no legislative term limits, Sneed is told Quinn will not run again in 2018 if he wins re-election this year.
Quinn’s decision not to seek a third elected term is not surprising: He led the charge for term limits for both constitutional officers and state legislators in 1994, the year he spearheaded a petition drive that collected nearly half a million signatures for legislative term limits.
“He adheres to the United States constitutional dictum that no person shall be elected to the office of president more than twice,” said a Sneed source.
The numbers game: Ironically, if Quinn wins re-election, he will have served nine years in office — rather than just two, four year terms.
For more details, check out Sneed's column in the Sunday Sun-Times.