Brewer quoted in BDN article on term limits, career politicians

Mark Brewer, a political science professor at the University of Maine, spoke with the Bangor Daily News for the article, “After 25 years of term limits, Maine still has plenty of career politicians.” Brewer said he has long opposed term limits because they rob the Legislature of institutional knowledge. “I can’t for the life of me imagine why voters or anyone for that matter would want to get rid of people who are experienced,” he said. “If you were getting brain surgery, would you want someone with the most vast knowledge and the most experience? Of course you would.”