BACKGROUND

A Passionate Advocate

Jason D Bennett is not a politician.  He is running for office to amplify the voices of Chippewa County and Eau Claire and Dunn County residents who've been ignored by our elected officials.

Jason works as a speech and language pathologist.  He has worked with all ages, from early intervention through schools and up to adult, geriatric, and nursing care.

 

In all settings, Jason has fought for the right care for his students, patients, and clients.  He sees his patients and students as individuals with unique needs, not just numbers to be counted or dollars to be divided.

As a health care and educational services provider, Jason has experience sorting through problems, devising plans, and working with teams to provide and create solutions.

An Effective Team Member & Leader

Jason has been a volunteer with the local LGBTQ+ Community Center for the past 10 years.  He has served many roles during that time, notably as its President (December, 2013 - April, 2019) and as Treasurer (December, 2019 - present).

During Jason’s time at the Center, it has grown from having no physical location to being housed in an 1100-square foot office space conveniently located in downtown Eau Claire.  This was accomplished not by Jason alone, but by a team of volunteers who combined their efforts and talents to meet the community's needs.  The Center obtained its first re-opening space, a 200 square foot office, in November, 2016.

Additionally, the Center has grown from having a budget of fewer than $1,000 per year to greater than $50,000 per year.  Its keystone event, Chippewa Valley Pride, has grown from ~150 annual attendees to a pivotal event in downtown Eau Claire's Phoenix Park, where attendance has exceeded 1000 persons.

tele.png

Pictured:  Mr. Bennett in his tele-therapy office with his office assistant.  The assistant is more popular with the students.

When Jason isn’t working with students, patients, or volunteering for local Democrats or the LGBTQ+ Center, he enjoys time at home with his husband and their two cats.  His hobbies include writing, music, and 1980s/90s sitcoms.  A multi-tasker, he is currently reading four books:  Tangled Up In Blue by Rosa Brooks (non-fiction), Cien Años de Soledad by Gabriel García Márquez, Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit (non-fiction), and Tom Holt's You Don't Have to Be Evil to Work Here But It Helps.