"NOBODY REALLY CARES ABOUT THE PAST."
California Assemblyman Joe Canciamilla talks to PT about the worldview of a termed-out legislator. Is the final year full of sentimental goodbyes and freedom from political maneuvering? You might be surprised.
PT: After six years in the California Legislature, term limits are bringing your Assembly career to a close. How is that final term different?
Canciamilla: Well, everything moves very fast, and your last term arrives very quickly. Almost from the beginning of your first term, people begin to ask about your future plans, and that begins to pick up as you move through your time in the Legislature. In your last term it becomes even more of a focal point.
Two things happen. Fir...