U.S. Congressional candidate Kevin Hern, a businessman of Tulsa, announced Tuesday he has signed the Term Limits Amendment pledge to support term limits for ALL members of Congress. Hern is seeking the Republican nomination in a special election for Oklahoma’s First Congressional District after Representative Jim Bridenstine was nominated by President Trump to head NASA.
The U.S. Term Limits Constitutional Amendment has been introduced in both the U.S. Senate by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and the House of Representatives by Representative Ron DeSantis (R-FL). The term limits amendment pledge is provided to every announced candidate for federal office. It reads, “I pledge that as a member of Congress I will cosponsor and vote for the U.S. Term Limits Amendment of three (3) House terms and two (2) Senate terms and no longer limit.”
Tulsa Today notes that this pledge does not limit Kevin Hern’s term individually, but rather commits him, without reservation, to support a “term limits amendment.” The pledge focuses on an Amendment for all, but until then, seniority can grow as voters may return officials within Oklahoma’s delegation which is good for Oklahoma in building influence in Washington.
“Washington is ineffective and broken. The big part of the problem in D.C. as Dr. Tom Coburn often says, ‘When we send someone to Washington and they get the best job they have ever had with the most money they’ve ever made and a pension they would not get in any other field – we are setting ourselves up for failure.’ We keep doing that all across the country and then wonder why things don’t ever change,” Hern said.
“More than ever, the American people understand that we need proven problem solvers, who understand how to create jobs, representing the people’s interest in Washington, D.C. I believe the dysfunction and incompetence in Washington must end, and I will use my experience to change the way business is done.”
As the owner of KTAK Corporation, Kevin leads the operations that own 10 McDonald’s restaurants that employ over 400 people in the Tulsa area. Kevin has served in various regional and national leadership positions within the McDonald’s Franchise System. Most recently, he served five years as the Chairman of the Systems Economic Team for over 3,000 franchisees that own all 15,000 restaurants across the entire country.