## Kyle Baccei

## ATR Releases 2012 List of State Taxpayer Protection Pledge Signers for July 31 Primaries

With the Georgia primary taking place Tuesday, Americans for Tax Reform has released an updated list of incumbents and challengers for state legislative office in each of these states who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. These candidates have made a written commitment to their constituents to oppose any and all efforts to increase taxes. ATR strongly encourages taxpayers to consider those who have made this commitment when they vote on Tuesday, July 31. The list of incumbents and challengers who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and will be on the ballot Tuesday is as follows:

**Georgia Incumbents**

Gov. Nathan Deal

John Albers (S-56)

Barry Loudermilk (S-14)

Ronnie Chance (S-16)

Johnny Grant (S-25)

Bill Heath (S-31)

Judson Hill (S-32)

Bill Jackson (S-24)

Jack Murphy (S-27)

Chip Rogers (S-21)

Cecil Staton (S-18)

Renee S. Unterman (S-45)

Tommie Williams (S-19)

Charlice Byrd (H-20)

David Casas (H-107)

Brooks Coleman (H-97)

Kevin Cooke (H-18)

Christian A. Coomer (H-14)

Sharon Cooper (H-43)

Steve Davis (H-109)

Katie Dempsey (H-13)

Matt Dollar (H-45)

Mark Hamilton (H-24)

Ben Harbin (H-122)

Michael Harden (H-28)

Bill Hembree (H-67)

Calvin Hill (H-22)

Penny Houston (H-170)

Sheila Jones (H-53)

Sean Jerguson (H-2)

Judith Manning (H-34)

Billy Mitchell (H-88)

Larry O’Neal (H-146)

Allan Peake (H-141)

Alan Powell (H-32)

David Ralston (H-7)

Tom Rice (H-51)

Carl Rogers (H-29)

Ed Rynders (H-152)

Donna Sheldon (H-104)

Barbara Sims (H-123)

Jason Spencer (H-180)

Len Walker (H-107)

Mark Williams (H-96)

Bruce Williamson (H-115)

John P. Yates (H-73)

**Georgia Challengers**

David Brown (S-15)

Bill Carruth (S-31)

Daniel Yearwood (S-47)

Alan Painter (H-1)

Dennis Mock (H-4)

Clint Smith (H-9)

Terry Rogers (H-10)

Jennifer L. Hulsey (H-16)

Trey Kelley (H-16)

Dean Sheridan (H-23)

Alan Shinall (H-23)

Odis Harold Welchel (H-23)

Geoff Duncan (H-26)

Charles Gregory (H-34)

Jeffery Benoit (H-76)

Christine Hoffer (H-93)

Mark Gorman (H-96)

Joyce Chandler (H-105)

Trea Pipkin (H-111)

Regina Quick (H-117)

Carter Kessler (H-118)

Gene King (H-132)

Kristopher Moutray (H-161)

## ATR Releases 2012 List of State Taxpayer Protection Pledge Signers for June 12 Primaries

With the Maine, Nevada, South Carolina, and North Dakota primaries taking place tomorrow, Americans for Tax Reform has released an updated list of incumbents and challengers for state legislative office in each of these states who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. These candidates have made a written commitment to their constituents to oppose any and all efforts to increase taxes. ATR strongly encourages taxpayers to consider those who have made this commitment when they vote on Tuesday, June 12. The list of incumbents and challengers who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and will be on the ballot tomorrow is as follows:

**Maine Incumbents**

Gov. Paul R. LePage

Nichi Farnham (S-32)

Lois Snowe-Mello (S-15)

Doug Thomas (S-27)

Bruce Bickford (H-70)

Kathleen Chase (H-147)

Dale Crafts (H-104)

Dean A. Cray (H-28)

Jarrod S. Crockett (H-91)

Jeffery Gifford (H-12)

Peter Johnson (H-27)

Dennis Keschl (H-83)

L. Gary Knight (H-81)

Ricky Long (H-9)

Michael D. McClellan (H-103)

Susan Morissette (H-54)

Robert Nutting (H-78)

Beth A. O’Connor (H-145)

James Parker (H-18)

Wayne Parry (H-140)

John Picchiotti (H-84)

Deborah Sanderson (H-52)

Heather Sirocki (H-128)

**Maine Challengers**

Christopher Tyll (S-11)

Leslie Fossel (S-20)

Kathleen Caso (S-29)

Roderick Hathaway (S-30)

Edward Youngblood (S-31)

James Emerson (S-33)

Andre Cushing III (S-33)

John Ring Sr. (H-29)

Randall Poulton (H-42)

Leo Laehance (H-42)

Donna Hopkins (H-43)

James Raye (H-47)

Timothy Lajoie (H-47)

Alan Pinkham (H-51)

Matthew Mower (H-63)

John Picchiotti (H-84)

Clinton Brooke (H-84)

Edward Goff IV (H-86)

Thomas Skolfield (H-92)

Susan Austin (H-105)

Kenneth Myrick (H-123)

Matthew Maloney (H-126)

Sonya Lundh-Gay (H-134)

Bobby Mills (H-136)

**Nevada Incumbents**

Barbara Cegavske (S-8)

Don Gustavson (S-2)

Michael Roberson (S-5)

Richard McArthur (S-18)

John Hambrick (A-2)

Peter Livermore (A-40)

**Nevada Challengers**

Brent Jones (S-9)

Janine Hansen (S-19)

Barry Keller (A-5)

Megan Heryet (A-15)

Les McKay (A-21)

Swadeep Nigam (A-21)

Jeffrey Jones (A-21)

Tom Blanchard (H-35)

Jim Wheeler (A-39)

Phil Regeski (A-41)

**South Carolina Incumbents**

Gov. Nikki Haley

Kevin L. Bryant (S-3)

John Courson (S-20)

Michael Fair (S-6)

Larry Grooms (S-37)

Jake Knotts (S-23)

Shane Martin (S-13)

John Yancey McGill (S-32)

Harvey Peeler (S-14)

Nikki G. Setzler (S-26)

David Thomas (S-8)

Daniel B. Verdin (S-9)

Rita Allison (H-36)

Jimmy Bales (H-80)

Bruce Bannister (H-24)

Eric M. Bedingfield (H-28)

Eric Bikas (H-26)

Kenneth A. Bingham (H-89)

Don C. Bowen (H-8)

Joan Brady (H-78)

Tracy Edge (H-104)

Chip Huggins (H-85)

Dwight Loftis (H-19)

Jay Lucas (H-65)

Peter McCoy (H-115)

James H. Merrill (H-99)

Chris Murphy (H-98)

Steve Parker (H-37)

Andrew Patrick (H-123)

Rick Quinn (H-69)

William E. Sandifer, III (H-2)

Gary Simrill (H-46)

Garry R. Smith (H-27)

J. Roland Smith (H-84)

Murrell Smith (H-67)

William Taylor (H-86)

Brian White (H-6)

**South Carolina Challengers**

Riley Harvell (S-4)

James "Jim" Lee (S-8)

Richard Bolen (S-18)

Debra Langley Kennedy (S-22)

Katrina Shealy (S-23)

Deedee Vaughters (S-26)

Duane Naquin (S-26)

John Steinberger (S-41)

Ed Harris (H-3)

John McCravy (H-13)

Samuel Rivers Jr. (H-15)

William Gray (H-41)

Randall English (H-42)

Larry Richardson (H-68)

Kirkman Finlay III (H-75)

Chuck Hill (H-76)

Ben Kinlaw (H-91)

Jordan Bryngelson (H-97)

Ed Carter (H-97)

Gary Stephens (H-104)

William Wiegand (H-105)

Rod Smith (H-106)

Stephen Goldfinch Jr. (H-108)

Will Freeman (H-111)

**North Dakota Incumbents**

Joe Miller (S-10)

Wesley R. Belter (H-22)

Craig Headland (H-29)

Jim Kasper (H-46)

Scott Louser (H-5)

Karen M. Rohr (H-31)

Roscoe Streyle (H-3)

Blair B. Thoreson (H-44)

**North Dakota Challengers**

Dwight Kiefert (H-24)

Sebastian Ertelt (H-26)

Mike Peterson (H-42)

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## ATR Releases 2012 List of State Taxpayer Protection Pledge Signers for June 5 Primaries

With the California, Montana, Iowa, New Mexico, and South Dakota primaries taking place tomorrow, Americans for Tax Reform has released an updated list of incumbents and challengers for state legislative office in each of these states who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. These candidates have made a written commitment to their constituents to never raise their taxes. ATR strongly encourages taxpayers to consider those who have made this commitment when they vote on Tuesday, June 5. The list of incumbents and challengers who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and will be on the ballot tomorrow is as follows:

**California Incumbents**

Joel Anderson (S-36)

Tom Berryhill (S-14)

Bill Emmerson (S-23)

Jean Fuller (S-18)

Ted Gaines (S-1)

Bob Huff (S-29)

Doug LaMalfa (S-4)

Mimi Walters (S-33)

Mark Wyland (S-38)

K.H. Achadjian (A-35)

Connie Conway (A-26)

Tim Donnelly (A-33)

Beth Gaines (A-6)

Jeff Gorell (A-44)

Shannon Grove (A-34)

Curt Hagman (A-55)

Diane Harkey (A-73)

Brian Jones (A-71)

Dan Logue (A-3)

Allan Mansoor (A-74)

Mike Morrell (A-40)

Brian Nestande (A-42)

Chris Norby (A-65)

Kristen Olsen (A-12)

Don Wagner (A-68)

**California Challengers**

George Runner (Equal-2)

LeRoy Ornellas (S-5)

Mark Meuser (S-7)

Harmeet Dhillon (S-11)

John Webster (S-13)

Stephen Knight (S-21)

Charlotte Svolos (S-35)

Rick Bosetti (A-1)

Charles Hooper (A-1)

Brian Dahle (A-1)

Firenza Pini (A-2)

Bob Williams (A-3)

Rico Oller (A-5)

Andy Pugno (A-6)

Phillip Tufi (A-8)

Barbara Ortega (A-8)

Dolores Cooper (A-13)

Jack Mobley (A-21)

David DeFrank (A-23)

Geby Espinosa (A-24)

David Thomas (A-32)

Pedro Rios (A-32)

Tim Donnelly (A-33)

Keith McCowen (A-54)

Tom Lackey (A-36)

Scott Wilk (A-38)

Patricia McKeon (A-38)

Donna Lowe (A-41)

Jay Stern (A-46)

Jose Aguilar (A-53)

Eric Linder (A-60)

Jack Guerrero (A-63)

Bob Magee (A-67)

Phil Paule (A-67)

Melissa Melendez (H-67)

Kenneth Dickson (A-67)

Martha Flores-Gibson (A-70)

Travis Allen (A-72)

Marie Waldron (A-75)

Sherry Hodges (A-76)

Rocky J. Chavez (A-76)

Farrah Douglas (A-76)

Dustin Steiner (A-77)

Brian Mainesdein (A-77)

Matt Mendoza (A-79)

**Montana Incumbents**

Verdell Jackson (S-5)

Dave Lewis (S-42)

Terry Murphy (S-39)

Bruce Tutvedt (S-3)

Gerald Bennett (H-1)

Mark Blasdel (H-10)

Tom Burnett (H-63)

Kelly Flynn (H-68)

Steve Gibson (H-78)

Alan Hale (H-77)

Brian Hoven (H-24)

Douglas Kary (H-48)

Krayton Kerns (H-58)

Steve Lavin (H-8)

Cleve Loney (H-25)

Jerry O’Neil (H-3)

Ryan Osmundson (H-29)

Lee Randall (H-39)

Dan Skattum (H-62)

Cary Smith (H-55)

Gordon Vance (H-67)

Bob Wagner (H-71)

Wendy Warburton (H-34)

Ted Washburn (H-69)

Max Yates (H-74)

**Montana Challengers**

Neil Livingstone (Gov)

Corey Stapleton (Gov)

Suzanne Brooks (S-2)

Janna Taylor (S-6)

Richard Seemann (S-7)

Douglas Stuart (S-17)

Tom Tuck (S-33)

Debra Brown (S-34)

Scott Sales (S-34)

Mark Perea (S-41)

Fred Thomas (S-45)

Jerry O’Neil (H-3)

Frank Mutch (H-9)

Randy Pinocci (H-18)

Cleve Loney (H-25)

David Halvorson (H-37)

Jay Arnold (H-43)

Myron Monsen (H-46)

Sarah Lazloffy (H-57)

Debra Lamm (H-61)

Alan Redfield (H-61)

Timothy Adams (H-63)

Clint Field (H-64)

Dave Ponte (H-66)

Gary Wold (H-73)

Greg Miller (H-75)

Ronald James Lassle (H-81)

Marlin Foss (H-88)

Russ Vogel (H-89)

Nancy Balance (H-89)

Gary Sanders (H-97)

**Iowa Incumbents**

Rick Betrand (S-1)

Mark Chelgren (S-47)

James Hahn (S-46)

Roby Smith (S-41)

Dwayne Alons (H-4)

Clel Baudler (H-58)

Dave Deyoe (H-49)

Cecil Dolecheck (H-24)

Jack Drake (H-21)

Dan Huseman (H-3)

Kraig Paulsen (H-67)

Henry Rayhons (H-8)

Walt Rogers (H-60)

Tom Sands (H-88)

Jason Schultz (H-18)

Chuck Soderberg (H-5)

Matt Windschitl (H-17)

**Iowa Challengers**

David Edwards (S-16)

Randi Shannon (S-34)

Shawn Hamerlinick (S-46)

Will Johnson (S-50)

Matthew Ung (H-6)

Jeff Mullen (H-22)

Jane Jensen (H-24)

Gabe Swersie (H-29)

James Carley (H-30)

Patti Branco (H-34)

Dave Leach (H-34)

Larry Steele (H-36)

Tony Seliquini (H-36)

John Landon (H-37)

Marshall Nessa (H-55)

Lyn Tackett (H-61)

**New Mexico Incumbents**

Sue Wilson Beffort (S-19)

Stuart Ingle (S-27)

Gay G. Kernan (S-42)

William Sharer (S-1)

Thomas Anderson (H-29)

Cathrynn Brown (H-55)

Nora Espinoza (H-59)

Candy Spence Ezzell (H-58)

William J. Gray (H-54)

Dianne Miller Hamilton (H-38)

Dennis Kintigh (H-57)

Rick Little (H-53)

Terry McMillan (H-37)

Jane E. Powdrell-Culbert (H-44)

**New Mexico Challengers**

John Patrick Woods (S-7)

Gerges Scott (S-18)

Lisa Torraco (S-18)

Mark Moores (S-21)

Robert Doughty III (S-21)

Lee S. Cotter (S-36)

Kenneth King (H-15)

Robert D Cain (H-17)

Jane Culbert (H-44)

Claudette Chavez-Hankins (H-68)

Monica Youndblood (H-68)

**South Dakota Incumbents**

Deb Peters (S-9)

Dan Lederman (S-16)

Steve Hickey (H-9)

Patty Miller (H-16)

Stace Nelson (H-19)

Betty Olson (H-28B)

Dean Schremp (H-28A)

**South Dakota Challengers**

Erine Otten Jr. (S-6)

Jeff Monroe (S-24)

Phil Jensen (S-33)

Stacey Wollman (S-34)

Elizabeth May (H-27)

David Eatherton (H-29)

Scott Craig (H-33)

## ATR Releases 2012 List of State Taxpayer Protection Pledge Signers in the Texas Primary

With the Texas primary taking place on May 29, Americans for Tax Reform has released an updated list of incumbents and challengers for state legislative office in each of these states who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. These candidates have made a written commitment to their constituents to never raise their taxes. ATR strongly encourages taxpayers to consider those who have made this commitment when they vote on Tuesday, May 29. The list of incumbents and challengers who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and will be on the ballot tomorrow is as follows:

**Texas Incumbents**

Brian Birdwell (S-22)

Joan Huffman (S-17)

Robert Nichols (S-3)

Dan Patrick (S-7)

Tommy Williams (S-4)

Alma Allen (H-131)

Doc Anderson (H-56)

Marva Beck (H-57)

Leo Berman (H-6)

Dwayne Bohac (H-138)

Linda Harper Brown (H-105)

Angie Chen Button (H-112)

Cindy Burkett (H-101)

Bill Callegari (H-132)

Stefani Carter (H-102)

Wayne Christian (H-9)

Tom Craddick (H-82)

Brandon Creighton (H-16)

Myra Crownover (H-64)

Sarah Davis (H-134)

Gary Elkins (H-135)

Allen Fletcher (H-130)

Dan Flynn (H-2)

John Frullo (H-84)

John Garza (H-117)

Larry Gonzales (H-52)

Lance Gooden (H-4)

Patricia Harless (H-126)

Harvey Hilderbran (H-53)

Dan Huberty (H-127)

Bryan Hughes (H-5)

Todd Hunter (H-32)

Jason Isaac (H-45)

Jim Keffer (H-60)

Phil King (H-61)

Tim Kleinschmidt (H-17)

John Kuempel (H-44)

Jim Landtroop (H-88)

Lyle Larson (H-122)

Jodie Laubenberg (H-89)

George Lavender (H-1)

Dee Margo (H-78)

Geanie Morrison (H-30)

Jim Murphy (H-133)

Barbara Nash (H-93)

Tan Parker (H-63)

Charles Perry (H-83)

Four Price (H-87)

Debbie Riddle (H-150)

Connie Scott (H-34)

Kenneth Sheets (H-107)

John Smithee (H-86)

Larry Taylor (H-24)

Van Taylor (H-66)

Randy Weber (H-29)

James White (H-12)

Paul Workman (H-47)

John Zerwas (H-28)

Bill Zedler (H-96)

**Texas Challengers**

Tammy Blair (S-3)

Michael Galloway (S-4)

Elizabeth Ames Jones (S-25)

Troy Bonin (H-3)

Stuart Spitzer (H-4)

Linda Bounds (H-10)

Kyle Kacal (H-12)

Steve Toth (H-15)

Daniel Miller (H-21)

Rick Miller (H-26)

Sonal Bhunchar (H-26)

Debra Rosenthal-Ritter (H-29)

William Vaden (H-43)

Cary Wise (H-53)

Mike Brucia (H-65)

Jon Cole (H-67)

Drew Springer (H-68)

Scott Sanford (H-70)

Matt Rinaldi (H-115)

Lib Grimmett (H-115)

Steve Nquyen (H-115)

Michael Bunch (H-141)

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## California Pledge Signers

**FEDERAL SIGNERS**

**Incumbents**

Wally Herger (CA-01)

Tom McClintock (CA-04)

Dan Lungren (CA-07)

Jerry Lewis (CA-08)

Jeff Denham (CA-10)

Gary Miller (CA-11)

Devin Nunes (CA-22)

Kevin McCarthy (CA-23)

Buck McKeon (CA-25)

Elton Gallegly (CA-26)

Mary Bonno Mack (CA-36)

Ed Royce (CA-39)

Ken Calvert (CA-42)

John Campbell (CA-45)

Dana Rohrabacher (CA-48)

Darrell Issa (CA-49)

Duncan D. Hunter (CA-50)

Brian Bilbray (CA-52)

**Challengers**

Doug LaMalfa (CA-01)

Sam Aanestad (CA-01)

Tim Core (CA-03)

Brad Mitzelfelt (CA-08)

Phil Liberatore (CA-08)

Ricky Gill (CA-09)

Brian Whelan (CA-16)

Mark Garcia (CA-16)

Christopher Mitchum (CA-24)

Tony Strickland (CA-26)

Jack Orswell (CA-27)

Jenny Worman (CA-28)

Bob Dutton (CA-31)

Craig Huey (CA-36)

Vince Sawyer (CA-41)

Sanford Kahn (CA-47)

John Stahl (CA-52)

**STATE-LEVEL SIGNERS**

**Incumbents**

Joel Anderson (S-36)

Tom Berryhill (S-14)

Bill Emmerson (S-23)

Jean Fuller (S-18)

Ted Gaines (S-1)

Bob Huff (S-29)

Doug LaMalfa (S-4)

Mimi Walters (S-33)

Mark Wyland (S-38)

K.H. Achadjian (A-35)

Connie Conway (A-26)

Tim Donnelly (A-33)

Beth Gaines (A-6)

Jeff Gorell (A-44)

Shannon Grove (A-34)

Curt Hagman (A-55)

Diane Harkey (A-73)

Brian Jones (A-71)

Dan Logue (A-3)

Allan Mansoor (A-74)

Mike Morrell (A-40)

Brian Nestande (A-42)

Chris Norby (A-65

Kristen Olsen (A-12)

Don Wagner (A-68)

**Challengers**

George Runner (Equal-2)

LeRoy Ornellas (S-5)

Mark Meuser (S-7)

Harmeet Dhillon (S-11)

John Webster (S-13)

Stephen Knight (S-21)

Charlotte Svolos (S-35)

Rick Bosetti (A-1)

Charles Hooper (A-1)

Brian Dahle (A-1)

Firenza Pini (A-2)

Bob Williams (A-3)

Rico Oller (A-5)

Andy Pugno (A-6)

Phillip Tufi (A-8)

Barbara Ortega (A-8)

Dolores Cooper (A-13)

Jack Mobley (A-21)

David DeFrank (A-23)

Geby Espinosa (A-24)

David Thomas (A-32)

Pedro Rios (A-32)

Tim Donnelly (A-33)

Keith McCowen (A-54)

Tom Lackey (A-36)

Scott Wilk (A-38)

Patricia McKeon (A-38)

Donna Lowe (A-41)

Jay Stern (A-46)

Jose Aguilar (A-53)

Eric Linder (A-60)

Jack Guerrero (A-63)

Bob Magee (A-67)

Phil Paule (A-67)

Melissa Melendez (H-67)

Kenneth Dickson (A-67)

Martha Flores-Gibson (A-70)

Travis Allen (A-72)

Marie Waldron (A-75)

Sherry Hodges (A-76)

Rocky J. Chavez (A-76)

Farrah Douglas (A-76)

### Top Comments

## ATR Releases 2012 List of State Taxpayer Protection Pledge Signers for May 22 Primaries

With the Kentucky and Arkansas primaries taking place tomorrow, Americans for Tax Reform has released an updated list of incumbents and challengers for state legislative office in each of these states who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. These candidates have made a written commitment to their constituents to never raise their taxes. ATR strongly encourages taxpayers to consider those who have made this commitment when they vote on Tuesday, May 22. The list of incumbents and challengers who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and will be on the ballot tomorrow is as follows:

**Kentucky Incumbents**

Tom Buford (S-22)

Julie Rose Denton (S-36)

Ernie Harris (S-26)

Katie Kratz Stine (S-24)

Julie Raque Adams (H-32)

Kevin Bratcher (H-29)

Tim Couch (H-90)

Ron Crimm (H-33)

Robert Damron (H-39)

Jim DeCesare (H-21)

Bob DeWeese (H-48)

C.B. Embry, Jr. (H-17)

Joseph Fischer (H-68)

Jim Gooch (H-12)

W. Keith Hall (H-93)

Jeff Hoover (H-83)

Wade Hurt (H-37)

Thomas Kerr (H-64)

Kim King (H-55)

Stan Lee (H-45)

Brad Montell (H-58)

Marie Rader (H-89)

James Stewart III (H-86)

**Kentucky Challengers**

Don Mutler II (S-9)

Mark Polston (S-15)

Tony Downey (S-27)

Doug Hawkins (S-37)

Jason Crockett (H-3)

Gerald Watkins (H-3)

Kenny Imes (H-5)

Chris Hightower (H-16)

Kent Wilson (H-16)

Regina Webb (H-20)

Matt Lockett (H-39)

David Meade (H-80)

**Arkansas Incumbents**

Allen Kerr (H-32)

Loy Mauch (H-26)

**Arkansas Challengers**

Gary Stubblefield (S-6)

Jon Woods (S-7)

Bill Pritchard (S-7)

Bruce Holland (S-9)*

Ed Garner (S-15)

David J. Sanders (S-15)

Michael Lamoureux (S-16)

Missy Thomas Irvin (S-18)*

Linda Collins-Smith (S-19)

Tommy Caubble (S-23)

Mike Akin (S-26)

Jim Sorvillo (S-32)

Jason Rapert (S-35)*

Lane Jean (H-2)*

Michael Jones Sr. (H-25)

Mark Bluiano (H-46)

Reginald K. Murdock (H-48)*

Jon Hubbard (H-58)*

Ronald Cavenaugh (H-60)

Lori Benedict (H-61)

Roger Delffs (H-62)

Charlie Fuqua (H-63)

Jeff Croswell (H-65)

Phillip Grace (H-66)

David Meeks (H-70)*

Mary Bentley (H-73)

Justin Harris (H-81)

Charlie Collins (H-84)*

Randy Alexander (H-88)

John Burris (H-98)*

*Current Office Holder, District Changed due to re-districting

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## ATR Releases 2012 List of State Taxpayer Protection Pledge Signers for May 15 Primaries

With the Nebraska, Oregon, and Idaho primaries taking place tomorrow, Americans for Tax Reform has released an updated list of incumbents and challengers for state legislative office in each of these states who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. These candidates have made a written commitment to their constituents to never raise their taxes. ATR strongly encourages taxpayers to consider those who have made this commitment when they vote on Tuesday, May 15. The list of incumbents and challengers who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and will be on the ballot tomorrow is as follows:

**Nebraska Incumbents**

Scott Price (S-3)

**Nebraska Challengers**

Christopher Geary (S-7)

William Goodpasture (S-19)

Mike Smith (S-29)

Marvin Hughes (S-33)

John Murante (S-49)

**Oregon Incumbents**

Brian Boquist (S-12)

Larry George (S-13)

Jeff Kruse (S-1)

Kevin Cameron (H-19)

Tim Freeman (H-2)

Mark Johnson (H-52)

Shawn Lindsay (H-30)

Matt Wingard (H-26)

**Oregon Challengers**

Aaron Baker (H-8)

Mark Callahan (H-13)

George Yellott (H-48)

Eli Stephens (H-58)

**Idaho Incumbents**

Lenore Hardy Barrett (H-35B)

JoAn E. Wood (H-35A)

**Idaho Challengers**

Danielle Ahrens (S-1)

Kristen Faith Richardson (S-8)

Terry Andersen (S-29)

Brian Schad (S-33)

Donna Capurso (H-1a)

Pamela Stout (H-1b)

Phil Hart (H-2b)

Ron Vieselmeyer (H-2b)

Jeff Tyler (H-3a)

Jeff Ames (H-4a)

Daniel Santiago (H-6b)

Paul Shepherd (H-7b)

Greg Collett (H-11a)

Roger Hunt (H-12)

Jeffrey Laing (H-16a)

Brad Bolicek (H-18b)

Chris MacCloud (H-20a)

Thomas LeClaire (H-20b)

Parrish Miller (H-21)

Lori Shewmaker (H-21b)

Michael Law (H-22b)

Peter Nielsen (H-23B)

Lee Barron (H-26b)

David Hay (H-30a)

Robert Gorgoglione (H-30b)

Franklyn Vilt Sr. (H-32b)

Christopher Brunt (H-33a)

David Lyon (H-33b)

Karey Hanks (H-35b)

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## ATR Releases 2012 List of State Taxpayer Protection Pledge Signers for May 8 Primaries

With the North Carolina, Indiana, and West Virginia primaries taking place tomorrow, Americans for Tax Reform has released an updated list of incumbents and challengers for state legislative office in each of these states who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. These candidates have made a written commitment to their constituents to never raise their taxes. ATR strongly encourages taxpayers to consider those who have made this commitment when they vote on Tuesday, May 8. The list of incumbents and challengers who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and will be on the ballot tomorrow is as follows:

**North Carolina Incumbents**

Philip Berger (S-26)

Andrew Brock (S-34)

Peter S. Brunstetter (S-31)

Debbie Ann Clary (S-46)

Warren Daniel (S-44)

Don East (S-30)

James Forrester (S-41)

Kathy Harrington (S-43)

Fletcher L. Hartsell, Jr. (S-36)

Neal Hunt (S-15)

Wesley A. Meredith (S-19)

Louis M. Pate Jr. (S-5)

Robert A. Rucho (S-39)

Daniel F. Soucek (S-45)

Jerry W. Tillman (S-29)

W. Tommy Tucker (S-35)

John Marshall Blust (H-62)

Larry R. Brown (H-73)

Rayne Brown (H-81)

Justin P. Burr (H-67)

George Cleveland (H-14)

Jeffrey L. Collins (H-25)

James Crawford, Jr. (H-32)

Jerry C. Dockham (H-80)

Nelson Dollar (H-36)

Mitch Gillespie (H-85)

Kelly E. Hastings (H-110)

Julia Craven Howard (H-79)

Linda P. Johnson (H-83)

Tim Moore (H-111)

Efton Sager (H-11)

Edgar V. Starnes (H-87)

Sarah Stevens (H-90)

Harry Warren (H-77)

**North Carolina Challengers**

Dale Folwell (Lt. Gov.)

Warren Nail (S-4)

Brent Jackson (S-10)

Don Davis (S-12)

Ronald Rabin (S-12)

W. Bernard White Jr. (S-13)

Wesley Mereittl (S-19)

Milton Holmes (S-22)

Gene McIntyre (S-25)

Dr. Trudy Wade (S-27)

Justin Conrad (S-27)

Jerry Tillman (S-29)

John Anderalla (S-41)

Kathy Harrington (S-43)

RL Clark (S-49)

Richard Button (H-44)

Jason Chambers (H-50)

Timothy Cook (H-59)

John Goudreaw (H-94)

Robert Browley (H-95)

Dana Bumardner (H-109)

Tom Keigher (H-109)

**Indiana Incumbents**

James Baird (H-44)

Robert Behning (H-91)

Timothy Brown (H-41)

Woody Burton (H-58)

Robert Cherry (H-53)

Wes Culver (H-49)

Steven Davisson (H-73)

David Frizzell (H-93)

Bob Heaton (H-46)

Eric Allan Koch (H-65)

Jud McMillin (H-68)

Winfield Moses (H-81)

Timothy Neese (H-48)

Rhonda Rhoads (H-70)

Gerald P. Torr (H-39)

P. Eric Turner (H-32)

Timothy Wesco (H-21)

**Indiana Challengers**

Ryan Goodwin (S-37)

Dan Granquist (H-9)

Francis Ellert (H-17)

Chuck Hockema (H-27)

Todd Huston (H-37)

Gary Harbaugh (H-52)

Cindy Ziemke (H-55)

Tom Washburne (H-64)

Martin Carbaugh (H-81)

David Ober (H-82)

Keith Potter (H-83)

David Blank (H-99)

**West Virginia Incumbents**

Clark Barnes (S-11)

Tim Armstead (H-40)

Marty Gearheart (H-27)

Eric Householder (H-64)

Gary Howell (H-56)

Larry D. Kump (H-59)

John Overington (H-62)

Rupert Phillips (H-24)

Ruth Rowan (H-57)

Doug Skaff (H-35)

Kelli Sobonya (H-18)

Linda Sumner (H-28)

Ronald N. Walters (H-39)

**West Virginia Challenger**

Darrell Justin Black (H-14)

Joe Bocook (H-15)

Ron Hedrick (H-29)

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## Mike Steinberg Signs the Taxpayer Protection Pledge

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Financial Advisor and Insurance Agent Mike Steinberg has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in the race for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional seat. The Pledge, sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), commits signers to “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses … and oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates."

ATR has offered the Pledge to all candidates for federal office since 1987. To date, 41 U.S. Senators and 238 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, thirteen governors and over 1,200 state legislators have signed the Pledge.

**“I want to congratulate Mr. Steinberg for taking the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. The American people clearly showed their displeasure last election with the tax-and-spend policies coming from Washington. They want real solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and get the economy going again,”** said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.

**“By signing the Pledge, Mike Steinberg demonstrates that he understands the problems of hardworking taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers of North Carolina.”**

**“I challenge all candidates for federal office to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,”** Norquist continued.

## Robert Pittenger Signs the Taxpayer Protection Pledge

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ex-State Sen., Real Estate Investor and 2008 Lt. Governor Nominee Robert Pittenger has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in the race for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional seat. The Pledge, sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), commits signers to “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses … and oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates."

ATR has offered the Pledge to all candidates for federal office since 1987. To date, 41 U.S. Senators and 238 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, thirteen governors and over 1,200 state legislators have signed the Pledge.

**“I want to congratulate Mr. Pittenger for taking the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. The American people clearly showed their displeasure last election with the tax-and-spend policies coming from Washington. They want real solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and get the economy going again,” **said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.

**“By signing the Pledge, Robert Pittenger demonstrates that he understands the problems of hardworking taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers of North Carolina.”**

**“I challenge all candidates for federal office to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,”** Norquist continued.

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