Nashville man visits Queen City on Term limits in Congress

Published 9:15 am Wednesday, April 21, 2021

A Nashville resident is traveling across the United States in an effort to reduce congressional term limits.

Tim Israel stopped in Selma on Tuesday and across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Israel spent the week in the state, traveling to Montgomery, Columbiana, Birmingham, Cullman, Decatur and Huntsville.

“I don’t think our Federal Government should have people who get elected should serve in office for a lifetime,” Israel said. “I feel that there should be a fresh look, people of all races who should serve in office.”

Israel began the journey alone on Dec. 22 from Key West, Florida. He now has a group supporting his cause.  He credits a group in Albany, Georgia that includes Jeff Tillman and the organization U.S. Term Limits.

“I’m thankful that the U.S. Term Limits is helping me,” Israel said. “I went from sleeping in a tent to a group feeding me.”

Israel said Alabama, Florida and West Virginia are the states that supports reducing congressional term limits. He needs 34 states to back it.

Israel, nicknamed “Izzy,” served in the U.S. Navy, raised six children and spent countless hours traveling and working as a roady.