On Monday Circuit Court Judge John Cooper ruled to remove Amendment 8 from the ballot. The Amendment included three proposed changes to the Constitution, one relating to charter schools, and two relating to term limits.
“The Constitution Revision Commission did a grave disservice to voters by bundling three items together, but that decision was within the scope of their authority,” Nye said. “This was the wrong decision, because the role of a judge is to interpret law, not make it.”
Nye is currently challenging State Representative Thad Altman in the Republican primary for House District 52. Nye also signed the U.S. Term Limits pledge vowing to defend Florida’s 8-year term limits; Altman opposes term limits and refuses to sign the pledge.
“If elected to the Florida House, one of my first priorities will be to file a joint resolution to put 8-year term limits for school board members on the ballot,” Nye said. “The people of Florida deserve a vote on term limits and I will work to secure it for them.”