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One hundred Senators and 435 Representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives control every aspect and quality of our lives.

Enron and the constant scandals over the past several decades prove the need to throw career politicians out on their collective butts.

535 members of congress are equal to two one-millionths of our 273,605,861* population. That is the tail of a flea wagging a huge galaxy size dog. It makes no sense to me to send the same people to run our lives for 10 to 20 to 30 years or more at a time. Few, if any, congressional representatives merit long term service. There may be one such exception. If you know of one please let me know. However, the vast majority of congressional representatives only work to maintain their careers and prestige. Most of us are deluded enough to have a few heroes in congress. I know of none. Well, there is independent Rep. Bernie Sanders, of Vermont. Independent Senator Jim Jeffords, also of Vermont, retired from the Senate in 2006; he felt forced to quit the Republican Party in his last term so he could vote his conscience in the Senate. Bernie Sanders, Independent, retired from the House in 2006 and was elected to replace Jim Jeffords in the Senate. Independent integrity. Nonpartisan.

I have my reservations about the entire system of incumbency. Never has so much been done for so few for no reason.


Re-Election by Progressive Majority: A simple solution might be to progressively increase the percentage of the vote needed by an incumbent to be re-elected each election cycle. We could add 5% for every two years of term. First term Congress, 50% of Instant Runoff Votes. Second term Congress, 55% of Instant Runoff Votes, until by the Tenth term, 20 years, 100% would be needed. A second term Senator would have to get 65% of Instant Runoff Votes. 80% for the third Senatorial term, 95% for the fourth Senatorial term, and 100% thereafter.

When an incumbent is eliminated in the first instant runoff, one of the other candidates would win in one of the subsequent instant runoffs with over 50% of the vote. Every elected public servant would be elected by at least a simple majority of votes cast. (Top of Page)

To make re-election even tougher for incumbents, put the word "Incumbent" on the ballot, not the incumbent's name, so people are not wandering into the voting booth and voting for a "familiar name" without knowing who the person is or what they stand for. You cannot know who candidates are from today's negative sound bite ads. The "familiar incumbent name" should not be on the ballot as an obvious easy choice, a safe haven used to avoid the uncertainty of less familiar candidate names. Eliminate impulse re-election based upon easy name recognition. 


Yes, I think some nonpartisan Congressperson could probably get one of my instant runoff votes for as long as he or she ran. Nevertheless, there are none currently on my ballot who would deserve to be re-elected. Rep. Steve Chabot would need an 85% progressive majority vote to be re-elected in 2008. Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) is a supremely fair way to elect the alternate winner from among multiple candidates for an office, even more so when a career bipartisan incumbent does not win re-election. The IRV ballot should include another candidate from the incumbent's party to give the voters a second IRV choice in the same party. (Top of Page)

I would like to see a lot of new faces on Capitol Hill after each election. We need independent candidates and candidates from all parties, not just from the two-party monopoly, which I perceive as a wholly owned subsidiary of Corporate America. As of today, we have a permanent corporate-run incumbent two-party government. In the current incumbent re-election system corporate interests always come before the interests of human citizens. Before you and me.

New people in office are the most promising means to avoid empowering a permanent self-serving incumbent ruling elite. 

I would like to live long enough to see my country free. Long enough to see a country for all the people. The need to reduce incumbent re-election applies in Local government, in Columbus, Ohio, and in Washington DC. Cast your vote against career bipartisan incumbent candidates in every election.

A public office is not a career incumbent entitlement. Incumbents are not entitled to keep what they call "my job." At the point they begin to serve "their career" they no longer fully serve in the public interest.

*U.S. Census Population Clock on 9-26-99


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I Pledge to be Self Term-Limited to Two Terms in Office: Four Years

RICH STEVENSON, dist03ky@cs2pr.us


To preserve freedom and our democratic republic we must elect new people to public office, as often as possible, and with as many newly elected private citizens as possible.

Elect "Rich." You win. We all win. Rich is on your ballot for KY District Three Representative to the U.S. Congress on November 06, 2018. You must be proactive in this election campaign to have your voice heard in the U.S. Congress.


Elect nonpartisan independent candidates on your ballot. We all win if you apply term limits in the voting booth to all Incumbent public office holders. Career politicians do harm to our dreams of freedom and a democratic republic. As the years pass, incumbent politicians serve only their political party and other special interests that support their personal political ambitions.


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