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Americans for Tax Reform recognizes the West Virginia incumbents and candidates who have taken the Taxpayer Protection Pledge ahead of the May 8 primary election. The Pledge is a written commitment to hardworking West Virginia taxpayers and to the American people to “oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.”

“By signing The Pledge, these candidates and incumbents demonstrate that they will safeguard West Virginia 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 West Virginia candidates and incumbents have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge:

Senate Incumbents:

  • Robert Karnes (S-11)
  • Mark Maynard (S-6)


Senate Open Seat Candidates:

  • Larry Lunsford (S-5)
  • Michael Folk (S-16)


House Incumbents:

  • Joshua Higginbotham (H-13)
  • Ralph Rodighiero (H-24)
  • John Shott (H-27)
  • Roy Cooper (H-28)
  • Danny Hamrick (H-48)
  • Ruth Rowan (H-50)
  • Cindy Frich (H-51)
  • Eric Householder (H-64)
  • Jill Upson (H-65)

House Challengers:

  • Chris Burger (H-16)
  • John Mandt Jr.  (H-16)
  • Joyce Holland (H-17)
  • Christopher Hughart (H-17)
  • Zane Lawhorn (H-27)
  • Davy Jones (H-63)
  • Samson Wright (H-63)
  • Wendy Bird (H-64)


House Open Seat Candidates:

  • Dalton Haas (H-3)
  • Charles Reynolds (H-4)
  • Matthew Dodrill (H-10)
  • Joseph Jeffries (H-22)
  • Christopher Toney (H-31)
  • Chris Pritt (H-36)
  • Richard Patrick (H-37)
  • Steve Malcomb (H-42)
  • Mike House (H-43)
  • Larry Kump (H-59)
  • Larry Faircloth (H-60)
  • Thomas Bibby (H-62)
  • Reese Clabaugh (H-66)