According to the Tax Foundation’s 2021 Business Tax Climate Index, Virginia’s tax climate is uncompetitive. The commonwealth is ranked 26th in the nation for its overall tax climate and 35th for its individual income tax rate. To compete with the likes of neighboring states Tennessee and North Carolina, Virginia needs elected officials who are committed to lowering taxes across the board for Virginians. 

As tax-hiking radicals like Terry McAuliffe and his down-ballot allies propose millions in new taxes, it is important for taxpayers to know who stands with them. Signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is the easiest, most clear way for voters to know where a candidate stands on taxes. 

The Virginia House of Delegates primary election will be held next week on June 8. Americans for Tax Reform is pleased to announce that 23 candidates for the House of Delegates in Virginia have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a written commitment to voters that the candidate will vote against any and all tax increases if they are elected.   

The following candidates for office have made a written commitment to taxpayers:  

William Wampler – District 4 

Israel O’Quinn – District 5 

Charles Poindexter – District 9 

Wren Williams – District 9  

Nicholas Clemente – District 10 

Todd Gilbert – District 15 

Michael Webert – District 18 

Kathy Byron – District 22 

Isaiah Knight – District 22 

Ronnie Campbell – District 24

Tony Wilt – District 26 

Dave Larock – District 33 

Maria Martin – District 52 

Rob Bell – District 58 

Tommy Wright – District 61 

Emily Brewer – District 64 

R. Lee Ware – District 65 

Mike Dickinson – District 68 

Geoffrey Burke – District 77 

Mark Cole – District 88 

Timothy Lewis – District 88  

Philip Scott – District 88 

Margaret Ransone – District 99 

Anyone can say they are against tax hikes, but only those who are firm in their beliefs will make that commitment in writing. Just ask the 223 members of the United States Congress, 13 Governors, and approximately 1,000 state legislators across the country who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.   

Americans for Tax Reform asks all candidates for state and federal office to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Candidates in Virginia can still make this important commitment to voters ahead of the June 8 primary by visiting:  www.atr.org/take-the-pledge.   

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