With the Massachusetts primary taking place Thursday, Americans for Tax Reform has released an updated list of incumbents and challengers for state legislative office in each of these states who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. These candidates have made a written commitment to their constituents to oppose any and all efforts to increase taxes. ATR strongly encourages taxpayers to consider those who have made this commitment when they vote on Thursday, September 6. The list of incumbents and challengers who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and will be on the ballot Thursday is as follows


Robert Hedlund (S-Plym. & Norf.)
Richard Ross (S-Norfolk, Bristol, & Middlesex)
Demetrius John Atsalis (H-2 Barnst.)
Fred “Jay” Barrows (H-1 Brist.)
Richard Bastien (H-2 Worc.)
Matthew Beaton (H-11 Worc.)
Nicholas Boldyga (H-3 Hampden)
Angelo D’Emilia (H-8 Plymouth)
Vinnie DeMacedo (H-1 Plym.)
Geoffrey Diehl (H-7 Plymouth)
Peter Durant (H-6 Worcester)
Ryan Fattman (H-18 Worc.)
Kim Ferguson (H-1 Worc.)
Paul K. Frost (H-7 Worc.)
Susan Williams Gifford (H-2 Plym.)
Sheila Harrington (H-1 Middlesex)
Brad Hill (H-4 Essex)
Steve Howitt (H-4 Bristol)
Donald Humason (H-4 Hamp.)
Randy Hunt (H-5 Barnstable)
Kevin Kuros (H-8 Worc.)
Steven Levy (H-4 Middlesex)
Marc Lombardo (H-22 Middlesex)
Jim Lyons (H-18 Essex)
James R. Miceli (H-19 Middlesex)
David Nangle (H-17 Middl.)
Shaunna O’Connell (H-3 Bristol)
Keiko Orrall (H-12 Lakeville)
Elizabeth A. Poirier (H-14 Brist.)
John H. Rogers (H-12 Norfolk)
George Ross (H-2 Bristol)
Todd Smola (H-1 Hamp.)
David Vieira (H-3 Barnstable)
Daniel Winslow (H-9 Norfolk)


Paul Adams (S-2 Essex/ Middlesex)
Dean Cavaretta (S-Middlesex/Worcester)
James J. Buba (S-First Middlesex)
Thomas Keyes (S-Plymouth/Barnstable)
Sandi Martinez (S-3 Middlesex)))
Justin Brooks (H-4Worcester)
Korey Welch (H-5 Plymouth)
Jason Petraitis (H-5 Worcester)
Gardy Jean-Francois (H-10 Essex)
Francis X. Stanton III (H-10 Middlesex)
James Stanton (H-12 Norfolk)
Paul Caruccio (H-19 Suffolk)