I like 4 year terms for local officials as 2 years means that one is in constant campaign mode. I served as Chief of Staff to the Buffalo Common Council for 4 years which coincided with the 4 year term for City Councilmembers. The first three years were pleasant as people focused on governing. The last year being an election year was very different. Tensions rose as politics and worrying about re-election became the main focus.
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