Dan Shea, director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, commented on Maine bill LD 182, which seeks to bring an end to term limits for state lawmakers. Shea said, “Often the voters simply want to send back the legislator because she or he is doing a good job. And we’re denying that opportunity.” He added that longer-serving lawmakers seem to do a better job distancing themselves from lobbyists and that frequent turnover may be an aggravating factor in sessions marked by gridlock.