HARRINGTON, Del. — A Delaware city has implemented term limits for city officials after a successful push by its mayor.

The Wilmington News Journal reports (http://delonline.us/2pLTKwA ) that Mayor Anthony Moyer led the effort to make Harrington of the few communities the state that has term limits for mayor and city council members.

The mayor in Harrington can now serve up to eight consecutive years and city council members can serve up to nine consecutive years.

Moyer made reinstating term limits in Harrington a key issue in his campaign to unseat Robert E. “Gene” Price, Jr., who served as mayor for more than a decade.

Moyer said he hopes all Delaware municipalities follow Harrington’s lead.

The policy change had to be approved by the General Assembly.

Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com

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