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As Indiana and Ohio primary voters head to the voting booth, they deserve to know where their congressional candidates stand on vital pocketbook issues such as taxes and spending. Candidates often campaign in opposition to higher taxes, but disregard campaign promises once they take office. 

Fortunately for Indiana and Ohio State voters, these Taxpayer Protection Pledge signers have made written commitments to oppose and vote against all income tax hikes.  

Current Indiana Members 

  • Senator Michael Kent Braun**  
  • Senator Todd Christopher Young  
  • Jim Banks (IN-03) 
  • Larry Buschon (IN-08) 
  • Trey Hollingsworth* (IN-09) 

Indiana Candidates 

  • Jennifer-Ruth Green (IN-01) 
  • Erin Houchin (IN-09) 
  • Jim Baker (IN-09) 
  • Stu Barnes-Israel (IN-09) 

Current Ohio Members 

  • Senator Rob Portman*  
  • Steve Chabot (OH-01) 
  • Jim Jordan (OH-04) 
  • Bob Latta (OH-05) 
  • Bill Johnson (OH-06) 
  • Bob Gibbs* (OH-07) 
  • Warren Davidson (OH-08) 
  • Mike Turner (OH-10) 
  • Troy Balderson (OH-12) 
  • Mike Carey (OH-15) 
  • Anthony Gonzalez* (OH-16) 

Ohio Candidates  

  • Jane Timken (OH-Sen) 
  • JD Vance (OH-Sen) 
  • Josh Mandel (OH-Sen) 
  • Matt Dolan (OH-Sen) 
  • Mike Gibbons (OH-Sen) 
  • J.R. Majewski (OH-09) 
  • Theresa Gavarone (OH-09) 
  • Greg Wheeler (OH-13) 
  • Shay Hawkins (OH-13) 
  • Bob Peterson (OH-15) 

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. 

In President Biden’s first year, he championed a multi-trillion tax and spend bill, which included 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.  

“Voters have a right to know where candidates stand on taxes before heading to the voting booth,” added Norquist. “The Taxpayer Protection Pledge is a simple litmus test that tells voters I’ll work to protect your wallet. I encourage all candidates for elected office to make this commitment today.”   

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

*Candidates with a single asterisk are retiring in 2022 

** Candidates with a double asterisk will run for office in the 2024 election cycle, but not in the 2022 election cycle