Charles Rangel has been in Congress since 1970. The best term limits are set by the voters every two years. However, 40 years in government is a long time.
Much of the area is located in what was formerly the 15th Congressional District, and been represented by Rangel since 1970 when he defeated another legendary Harlem politician, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Espaillat, first elected to the state Assembly in 1996 and the state Senate in 2010, represents some of the same neighborhoods. via New lines likely to stir up primary race in New York City congressional district | syracuse.com.
How long is too long?