Americans for Tax Reform Launches Ad Campaign in Louisiana to Highlight Who Has Signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Americans for Tax Reform applauds the following challengers and sitting incumbents for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.  The Pledge is a commitment “to oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.”

Pledge signers are in good company:  In signing the Pledge, these candidates join President Bush, 42 U.S. Senators, 196 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, seven Governors, six Lieutenant Governors, three Attorneys General, three Secretaries of State, three Treasurers, two Board of Equalization members, and more than 1,200 state legislators.

The following challengers and sitting incumbents have signed the Pledge:

State Constitutional Offices:

B. Alexandrenko (Gov.)
M. V. “Vinny” Mendoza (Gov.)
Arthur D. “Jim” Nichols (Gov.)

James Crowley (Ins. Comm.)
Jerilyn Schneider-Kneale (Ins. Comm.)

State Senate:

John Alario (S-8)
A.G. Crowe (S-1)
Irma Muse Dixon (S-5)
Jack Donahue (S-11)
Sydnie Mae Durand (S-22)
Mickey Frith (S-26)
Jeff Landry (S-22)
M. “Ace” LeBleu (S-11)
Gerald Long (S-31)
Monica Monica (S-6)
Billy Montgomery (S-37)
Jay Murrell (S-37)
Barrow Peacock (S-37)
John K. Roberts, III (S-8)
Steve Scalise (S-9)
Alan T. Seabaugh (S-38)
Sheva Sims (S-37)
James E. Slaughter (S-15)
John Smith (S-30)
Polly Thomas (S-9)

State House:

Tommy Angelle (H-39)
Kyle Ardoin (H-68)
Billy Arnold (H-85)
Terry Bourque (H-74)
George Branigan (H-79)
Ronnie Broughton (H-10)
Adrian Bruneau (H-94)
James David Cain (H-32)
Steve Carter (H-68)
Jack Causey (H-30)
Anthony J. Clesi, Jr. (H-91)
Mike Ecuyer (H-74)
H. Dennis Freeman (H-7)
Randal Gaines (H-57)
Colleen Hawley (H-77)
Joseph A. Harrison (H-51)
J. Cameron Henry, Jr. (H-82)
Sarah Holliday (H-29)
John Illg (H-78)
Benjamin Jack (H-32)
Sam Jones (H-50)
Raymond “LaLa” LaLonde (H-39)
Patrick Leblanc (H-43)
Glenn Lee (H-80)
Tony Ligi (H-79)
Jay Lyles (H-68)
Scott Masson (H-79)
Lance Maxwell (H-25)
Terrrell Mendenhall (H-10)
Brian McNabb (H-69)
N.W. Wally North (H-64)
Ram G. Ramachandran (H-56)
Jerome Richard (H-55)
Stacy Riley, Sr. (H-104)
Jack Rizzuto (H-79)
Kirby Roy, III (H-28)
Mark S. Sigur (H-76)
Scott M. Simon (H-74)
John M. Schroder, Sr. (H-77)
Robert P. Shelton (H-34)
Christopher Tidmore (H-82)
Brian S. Trascher (H-98)
Wayne Trichel (H-15)
John Treme (H-78)
Donald Vallee (H-91)
Brandon Vickers (H-22)
Billy R. Wayne (H-4)
Harold Williams (H-29)

The following incumbent office holders are also signers of the Pledge:

Butch Gautreaux (S-21)
Nicholas T. Gautreaux (S-26)
Max Malone (S-37)
Mike Michot (S-23)
Julie Quinn (S-6)
Kenneth Michael Smith (S-31)
Chris Ullo (S-8)
Shirley Bowler (H-78)
Billy R. Chandler (H-22)
Carl Crane (H-70)
A.G. Crowe (H-76)
William Daniel (H-68)
Carla Blanchard Dartez (H-51)
Jean Doerge (H-10)
Sydnie Mae Durand (H-46)
Rick L. Farrar (H-27)
Robert Faucheux (H-57)
Mickey Frith (H-47)
Herman Ray Hill (H-32)
Ronnie Johns (H-33)
Charles Lancaster (H-80)
Charles McDonald (H-14)
Kenneth Odinet (H-103)
Steve Scalise (H-82)
Matthew (Pete) Schneider (H-90)
Jane H. Smith (H-8)
John R. Smith (H-30)
Mike Walsworth (H-15)
Diane Winston (H-77)

Americans for Tax Reform is a non-partisan coalition of taxpayers and taxpayer groups who oppose all federal and state tax increases.  For more information or to arrange an interview with Mr. Norquist please contact Christopher Butler at (202)785-0266 or by email at [email protected].