LA. STATE SENATOR CLEO FIELDS SAYS HE WON’T CONTINUE TO FIGHT!

PUSHED OUT OF THE POLITICAL ARENA BY TERM LIMITS!

State Senator Cleo Fields says he will ask supporters to drop further challenges to court rulings that he has reached his term limits and cannot run for re-election.

Black lawmakers and civil rights groups have said they would ask federal judges to overturn the 6-1 decision by the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Fields, a black Democrat from Baton Rouge, also said he doesn’t want anyone challenging the eligibility of state Representative Wayne Waddell, a white Republican from Shreveport who was unopposed in his fourth election bid.

Like Fields, Waddell has served two full terms after a mid-term special election to fill a vacancy. Nobody challenged his candidacy.

The Louisiana Constitution limits lawmakers to three consecutive four-year terms in each house of the Legislature. Lawmakers elected to fill unexpired terms are term-limited if they have served more than two-and-a-half terms.

Fields says that the Supreme Court did not rule on the constitutionality of the law but instead looked only at the specifics of his situation.