Caroleene Dobson, a candidate for the Republican run-off election in Alabama's second congressional district, announced Monday that she had signed a pledge to support term limits on members of Congress.

In a statement to 1819 News, she said her commitment to term limits aligns with the strong, principled values and expectations held by Alabamians and the vision set forth by America's founding fathers who knew that government works when "we the people" are empowered.

"Our founding fathers intended for members of Congress to be citizen statesmen, not career government employees living off of the federal dime," Dobson said.

"You go to Washington, serve your nation for a handful of terms, and then step down for the next citizen statesman to take over with a fresh perspective and new ideas," she continued. "Congressional term limits should be more than just a pledge; they should be a constitutional requirement."

According to the statement, the pledge reads: "I pledge that as a member of Congress, I will co-sponsor and vote for the U.S. Term Limits amendment of three House terms and two Senate terms and no longer limit." 

Members of the U.S. House currently serve two-year terms, and members of the U.S. Senate serve six-year terms.

"In Congress, I will be dedicated to the people back home in District 2 and fighting for our Alabama values, not punching my ticket to get back to D.C. That is what a true House of Representatives looks like," Dobson added.

A U.S. term limits constitutional amendment has been introduced in both the U.S. Senate by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and his colleagues (SJR2) and the U.S. House by U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) (HJR11).

The GOP primary run-off election for Alabama's second congressional district will be held on April 16.

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