Paul Jacob

Paul Jacob, PresidentPaul Jacob, a leading national figure in Initiative & Referendum, is President of the Citizens In Charge Foundation.

Paul has worked on over 100 initiative and ballot access campaigns in nearly every state. An acclaimed multi-media commentator, Paul hosts an online, radio, and print opinion program, Common Sense, which reaches a growing list of over 15,000 e-mail subscribers and is aired daily by more than 150 stations in 48 states.

For more than a decade, Paul was the term limits movement’s leading voice, running U.S. Term Limits, the nation’s largest term limits group. For his work on term limits, columnist Robert Novak good-naturedly called Jacob “the most hated man in Washington.”

Currently, Paul writes a weekly column for, and his work has also been featured in USA Today, The New York Daily News, Roll Call, The Washington Times, The Washington Examiner, and The Chicago Tribune. He has appeared on Fox News, CNN’s “Inside Politics,” NBC’s “Today” show and ABC’s “Nightline.”

Paul has been named “a rising star in politics” by Campaigns & Elections magazine, received the Society for Individual Liberty’s “Phoenix Award” for “contributions to the advancement of liberty in America,” and was dubbed one of “The Best and the Rightest” by National Journal.

Paul also serves as a member of the board at the Center for Independent Thought, and has been a Senior Advisor to the Sam Adams Alliance.

Paul lives with his wife Rhonda and their three children in Woodbridge, Virginia.