Because of that ruling, counties are trying to figure out what happens next.
» In Broward, four long-time commissioners will be terming out in the next two years.
» In Duval County, the clerk of the court Jim Fuller could be stuck waiting to learn if he’s allowed to hold onto his job. The same question could be on the horizon soon enough for Sheriff John Rutherford, Property Appraiser Jim Overton and Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland. Eventually, it could even wait for Tax Collector Michael Corrigan.
» In Pinellas, County attorney Jim Bennett says he’s not sure about the effect of the new ruling. He said he plans to meet with a group of lawyers Friday to discuss the case and any possible fallout. Former county attorney Susan Churuti says the future is not murky: The only way term limits could return for elected county officials is for voters to pass a new referendum.