Americans for Tax Reform recognizes the Virginia incumbents and candidates who have taken the Taxpayer Protection Pledge ahead of tomorrow’s state primary election. The Pledge is a written commitment to hardworking Virginia taxpayers and to the American people to “oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.”

“By signing The Pledge, Virginia candidates and incumbents demonstrate that they will safeguard taxpayers from higher taxes,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “Pledge signers understand that government should be reformed in a way that it spends and takes less taxpayer dollars, and will oppose tax increases that prolong failures of the past.”

The following candidates and incumbents have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge:


  • Dave Larock (House-33)
  • Chris Peace (House-97)
  • Tommy Wright (House-61)
  • Tony Wilt (House-26)
  • Michael Webert (House-18)
  • R. Lee Ware (House-65)
  • Israel O’Quinn (House-5)
  • Randy Michew (House-10)
  • Robert Marshall (House-13)
  • L. Scott Lingamfelter (House-31)
  • Steven Landes (House-25)
  • Tim Hugo (House-40)
  • Greg Habeeb (House-8)
  • Todd Gilbert (House-15)
  • Kirk Cox (House-66)
  • Mark Cole (House-88)
  • Ben Cline (House-24)
  • Kathy Byron (House-22)
  • Robert Bell (House-58)
  • David Albo (House-42)
  • Frank Ruff (Senate-15)
  • Jill Holtzman Vogel (Senate-27)
  • Bill Stanley (Senate-20)
  • Mark Obenshain (Senate-26)
  • Steve Newman (Senate-23)
  • Richard Black (Senate-13)
  • Amanda Freeman Chase (Senate-11)
  • Glen Sturtevant (Senate-10)

Open Seat Candidates: 

  • Nick Gregory Ignacio (House-54)
  • Adam Roosevelt (House-49)
  • Bill P. Haley (House-21)
  • Emily M. Brewer (House-64)
  • Ernesto Sampson (House-72)
  • George Goodin (House-56)
  • Suraya Dahkar (House-56)
  • Susan Stimpson (House-28)
  • Edward Whitlock (House-72)