Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) commends the Taxpayer Protection Pledge signers in Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, and South Carolina for their primary victories.   

By signing the Pledge, these candidates have made a written commitment to the people of their respective states to oppose and vote against any and all income tax increases if elected to Congress.  

The following primary winners signed the Pledge:


  • U.S. Congress
    • Ed Thelander (ME-01)
  • State House
    • Mark Babin (SH-3)
    • Timothy Guerrette (SH-4)
    • Jennifer Morin (SH-20)
    • James White (SH-30)
    • Susan Butterworth (SH-41)
    • Katrina Smith (SH-62)
    • Ruth Malcolm (SH-64)
    • Tiffany Estabrook (SH-75)
    • Tammy Schmersal-Burgess (SH-77)
    • Gregory E. Foster (SH-86)
    • Stephen Davis (SH-99)
    • Scott Eccleston (SH-131)
    • Lucas Lanigan (SH-141)
    • Mark Rouillard (SH-149)


  • U.S. Senate
    • Adam Laxalt
  • U.S. Congress
    • Mark Robertson (NV-01)
    • Mark Amodei (Incumbent, NV-02)
    • April Becker (NV-03)
    • Sam Peters (NV-04)
  • Secretary of State
    • Jim Marchant
  • State House
    • Heidi Kasama (SH-2)
    • Richard McArthur (SH-4)
    • Anthony Palmer (SH-7)
    • Christine DeCorte (SH-18)
    • Jon Petrick (SH-21)
    • Jacob Deaville (SH-37)
  • State Senate
    • Jeffrey Stone (SS-20)

North Dakota 

  • U.S. Congress
    • Kelly Armstrong (Incumbent, ND)
  • State House
    • Scott Louser (Incumbent, SH-5)
    • Cole Christensen (SH-24)
    • Dwight Kiefert (SH-24)
    • Kathy Skroch (Incumbent, SH-25)
    • Craig Headland (Incumbent, SH-29)
    • Mike Schatz (Incumbent, SH-39)
    • Michelle Strinden (Incumbent, SH-41)

South Carolina

  • U.S. Senate
    • Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)
  • U.S. Congress
    • Nancy Mace (Incumbent, SC-01)
    • Joe Wilson (Incumbent, SC-02)
    • Jeff Duncan (Incumbent, SC-03)
    • William Timmons (Incumbent, SC-04)
    • Ralph Norman (Incumbent, SC-05)
  • State House
    • Bill Sandifer III (Incumbent, SH-2)
    • Stewart Jones (Incumbent, SH-14)
    • Adam Morgan (Incumbent, SH-20)
    • Bruce Bannister (Incumbent, SH-24)
    • Steven Long (Incumbent, SH-37)
    • Cal Forrest (Incumbent, SH-39)
    • Doug Gilliam (Incumbent, SH-42)
    • George Murrell Smith, Jr. (Incumbent, SH-67)
    • Kirkman Finlay III (Incumbent, SH-75)
    • Melissa Lackey-Oremus (Incumbent, SH-84)
    • Bill Taylor (Incumbent, SH-86)
    • RJ May (Incumbent, SH-88)
    • Chris Murphy (Incumbent, SH-98)
    • William Bailey (Incumbent, SH-104)
    • Joe Bustos (Incumbent, SH-112)

There are currently 180 Pledge signers in the U.S. House and 44 Pledge signers in the U.S. Senate. 85 percent of all congressional Republicans have made the written commitment to oppose higher taxes. In contrast, ZERO congressional Democrats have made that promise. 

“The Taxpayer Protection Pledge stands as a barrier against tax hikes and makes continued pro-growth tax reform possible. We are ecstatic about the candidates’ decisions to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge to their constituents,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform. 

In President Biden’s first year, he championed a multi-trillion dollar tax and spend bill, which includes the largest tax increase since 1968. These tax hikes would disproportionately hurt workers, retirees, consumers, and small businesses. Taxpayers should expect more of the same for the remainder of his presidency.  

“The American people are looking for solutions that create jobs and grow the economy. Signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and holding the line on taxes is the first step in that process,” continued Norquist. 

New candidates sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge regularly. For the most up-to-date information on these races or any others, please visit the ATR Pledge Database

*The winners of these districts have not been called yet