Madison, WI/October 18, 2021 – Today, U.S. Term Limits announces that Captain Jason Church (United States Army, retired) has agreed to be the Wisconsin State Chair for U.S. Term Limits. Church brings a depth of public service to this role. He has seen first-hand the need for term limits at the federal level and will work tirelessly in his role as Wisconsin State Chair to see that Wisconsin adopts a resolution for term limits.
“I am very honored to be serving as the Wisconsin State Chair for U.S. Term Limits,” said Jason Church. “Now more than ever before, the need for term limits is crystal clear. Polls show that the one issue Americans regardless of political affiliation are united about is the need for congressional term limits.
“We have members of Congress who were first elected when the Ford Pinto was the best-selling car in America and the 8-track tape was the next big thing. I can think of no better argument for term limits than that,” concluded Church. “Serving in Congress has become for many, a lucrative lifelong job rather than a public service. Term limits will help end career politicians and make Congress work better for all Americans.
“We are honored to have Jason leading our efforts in Wisconsin to pass term limits on Congress,” said Philip Blumel, President of U.S. Term Limits. “He is a strong leader who understands the problems within Congress and the need for term limits. Under his guidance, I am confident we will get our term limits resolution passed in Wisconsin.”
Jason Church is a longtime Wisconsin resident and activist. He graduated from Menomonie High School in Menomonie, WI. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse in 2011 where he was a four-year letter winner in football and cadet in the ROTC program. Upon graduation, Jason commissioned a Second Lieutenant (2LT) in the United States Army. He completed his training at Fort Benning, GA and graduated from the U.S. Army Ranger School.
Upon completion of his training, Second Lieutenant Church was assigned to a unit based out of Fort Lewis, WA. In May 2012, he deployed with this unit to Afghanistan.
On the August 23, 2012, in Panjwai’I (Pan-JA-Way) Afghanistan Lieutenant Church and nine other members of his platoon were involved in an IED explosion. The IED blast resulted in the amputation of both legs below the knee. Lieutenant Church went through 21 surgeries at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. before receiving his prosthetics and going through the recovery process. He was promoted to Captain and medically retired from the Army on July 31, 2014.
Jason graduated from Georgetown University with a Master of Arts in Security Studies from the School of Foreign Service and from Wisconsin Law School with a Juris Doctor. He served as an aide to Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson He also serves on the board of directors for Sentinels of Freedom; a foundation to assist severely wounded post 9/11 veterans and he ran for Congress in 2020.
Captain Church military awards include the Purple Heart, GWOT medal, Army Commendation Medal, CIB, Airborne Parachutist Badge, and Ranger Tab. He received the 2014 NCAA Inspiration Award at the 2014 NCAA National Convention. Jason has been inducted into the Army ROTC National Hall of Fame, UWL ROTC Hall of Fame, and WIAC (Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) Hall of Fame.
U.S. Term Limits is the largest grassroots term limits advocacy group in the country. We connect term limits supporters with their legislators and work to pass term limits at all levels of government, particularly on the U.S. Congress. Find out more at termlimits.org.