Rep. Jim Hansen, R-Utah, who is running for his fifth term in Congress, has become vice president of a group seeking to limit the number of terms a congressman may have.

Hansen has been chosen vice president of the Committee on Limiting Terms, which says House members should serve no more than six two-year terms and senators should be limited to two six-year terms."A member of Congress should be more concerned about the best interest of the county instead of re-election. One of the reasons we have a $150 billion deficit is because Congress can't say no and take the political heat."

Hansen is one of the original co-sponsors of a joint resolution calling for limits on terms - something he said he has felt should be a priority ever since he was elected.

He said congressmen would be more productive if they viewed Washington service as a short-term interlude in their other careers, rather than a long-term profession.