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Americans for Tax Reform recognizes the Arkansas incumbents and candidates who have taken the Taxpayer Protection Pledge ahead of the May 22 primary election. The Pledge is a written commitment to hardworking Arkansas taxpayers and to the American people to “oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.”

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

ATR will be updating this list daily, as we approach the May 22 primary. Candidates can still make this important commitment to voters today by visiting:

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



Open-Seat Candidate

Mark West


Lieutenant Governor:


Tim Griffin




Missy Irvin (S-18)

Jason Rapert (S-35)

Gary Stubblefield (S-6)

Scott Flippo (S-17)

Linda Collins Smith  (S-19)

Terry Rice (S-9)

Blake Johnson (S-20)




Charlie Collins (H-84)

Mike Holcomb (H-10)

Lane Jean (H-2)

Josh Miller (H-66)

Reginald Murdock (H-48)

Laurie Rushing (H-26)

Brandt Smith (H-58)

Charlene Fite (H-80)

Mary Bentley (H-73)

Rebecca Petty (H-94)

Michelle Gray (H-62)

Danny Watson (H-3)

Johnny Rye (H-54)

Les Eaves (H-46)

Clint Penzo (H-88)


Open-Seat Candidates

Timmy Reid (H-83)

Jason Dobson (H-12)