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Taxpayer Protection Pledge Signer, Governor Mike Parson (R-Missouri.), wins Gubernatorial Race

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Posted by Miriam Roff on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020, 2:16 AM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform congratulates Governor Mike Parson on winning the general election.

On the campaign trail, Governor Parson made clear that Missourians don’t have to worry about tax hikes in a Parson administration. By signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, Gov. Parson committed in writing that he will oppose and veto any and all efforts to raise state taxes.

Having a taxpayer ally in the Governor’s mansion is a huge win for Show Me State Voters.  The last thing Missourians need right now is for lawmakers to dig even deeper into their pockets and harm economic growth via job-killing tax hikes. Now, when lawmakers convene next legislative session to tackle a number of issues brought on by the Coronavirus, Missouri voters can rest easy knowing that Gov. Parson will hold the line against tax hikes.

Americans for Tax Reform offers the Pledge to all candidates for state and federal office. In addition to Governor Mike Parson, 12 other sitting governors are signers of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.

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

Candidates can still make this important commitment to voters ahead of the primary by visiting: www.atr.org/take-the-pledge 

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Montanans Elect Taxpayer Protection Pledge Signer Greg Gianforte as Next Governor

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Posted by Miriam Roff on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020, 1:47 AM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform congratulates Governor-elect Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) on winning the general election. Gianforte is a signer of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a written commitment to Montana taxpayers that he will oppose and veto any and all efforts to raise state taxes.

This is not the first time the governor-elect has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Prior to being elected the next Governor of Montana, Gianforte signed and kept his "No New Taxes" pledge throughout his tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives and worked with President Trump to pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs act.

Gianforte will continue his legacy of protecting taxpayers in the governor’s mansion. On the campaign trail, he not only vowed to protect taxpayers from higher taxes, but also came out with a plan to get Montana’s economy booming again—the “Montana Comeback Plan”— in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Having a taxpayer ally in the executive branch is as important as ever next year. When lawmakers convene next legislative session to tackle a number of issues brought on by the Coronavirus, Montana voters can rest easy knowing that Gianforte will hold the line against tax increases.

Americans for Tax Reform offers the Pledge to all candidates for state and federal office. In addition to Governor-elect Greg Gianforte, 12 other sitting governors are signers of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.

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

Candidates can still make this important commitment to voters ahead of the primary by visiting: www.atr.org/take-the-pledge 

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Historic Win for Taxpayers Appears In The Offing: Illinois Voters On Their Way To Rejecting Graduated Income Tax

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Posted by Miriam Roff on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020, 12:09 AM PERMALINK

As of midnight on election night, it appears the ballot measure to authorize a graduated state income tax in Illinois is heading for defeat. The measure needs either 60% of the votes cast directly for it, or 50% of the total vote cast. With 74% of votes reported, the measure is currently losing by more than eight percentage points, trailing 54.1% to 45.9%. The likely defeat of this proposal, championed by Governor J.B. Pritzker, represents significant win for Illinois taxpayers and a rejection of the tax-and-spend ways of Illinois Democrats.

"Illinois politicians want a progressive income tax structure with ever higher tax rates as your income goes up. Such a tax hike would've exacerbated the exodus of people and employers from the Land of Lincoln. Illinois taxpayers won big by saying 'no' to Governor Pritzker," said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.

 

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ATR Releases List of 2020 State Taxpayer Protection Pledge Signers

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Posted by Miriam Roff on Monday, November 2nd, 2020, 10:08 AM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform recognizes the list of candidates for governor and state legislature who have taken the Taxpayer Protection Pledge ahead of Tuesday’s general election. The Pledge is a written commitment to hardworking taxpayers to “oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.”

“By signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a candidate demonstrates that they recognize the true problem facing government is not that too little is being taken from taxpayers, but that too much is being spent by government,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.

The full list of State Pledge Signers can be viewed here

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 can still make this important commitment to voters ahead of Nov. 3 by visiting: www.atr.org/take-the-pledge

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Illinois “Fair Tax” Amendment Opens Door for Billions in Additional Tax Hikes

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Posted by Miriam Roff, Sheridan Nolen on Wednesday, October 21st, 2020, 3:36 PM PERMALINK

The fate of Illinois’ constitutionally mandated flat tax lies in the hand of voters, who will decide on Nov. 3, 2020 whether or not to adopt the Proposed Amendment to the 1970 Illinois Constitution— also known as the “fair tax” amendment or the “Illinois Allow for Graduated Income Tax Amendment.”

A NO vote would uphold the state’s current 4.95% flat income tax rate. A YES vote would open the door for significant state income tax hike, with the top rate rising to 7.99%.

By voting YES, voters will eliminate the only safeguard Illinois taxpayers have against income tax hikes, the flat tax— allowing Governor J.B. Pritzker and the Democrat-controlled state legislature to impose some of the highest tax rates in the nation with little or no recourse. If the measure is approved, on January 1, 2021 Illinois would move from a flat 4.95% income tax to new six bracket system with rates ranging from 4.75% to 7.99%, resulting in a  $3.7 billion income tax increase. 

It’s important to note that although the new rates and brackets, as passed by the Democrat-led legislature under SB 687 in 2019, are separate from the proposed constitutional amendment, this $3.7 billion income tax hike is completely dependent upon voters permitting a graduated-rate income tax structure.

Proponents of the progressive tax amendment are selling it as the be-all-end-all solution for ending the state’s infamous budgetary woes, claiming SB 687 will actually lower taxes for 97 percent of Illinois residents. The former is a flat out lie, whereas the latter is barely even a half truth.

If the amendment is approved, it’s true that Illinois taxpayers with up to $100,000 in income would see their marginal tax rate drop from 4.95% to 4.75% or 4.90% depending on their income level. However, the expected $3.7 billion in new revenue raised off the backs of the rest of the populace would barely make a dent in Illinois’ whopping $226 billion deficit.

Further, the proposed amendment does not contain language that limits the amount of tax brackets state lawmakers can create or how high they can raise taxes. The graduated income tax measure also provides zero accountability measures on how the new money will be spent and fails to address years of runaway spending. Keep in mind the Governor has promised over $10 billion in new spending despite the state being broke. Odds are any tax relief for middle and lower-income families would be short-lived.

According to research conducted by Americans for Tax Reform, government spending has ballooned over the last decade. In fact, Illinois had the nation’s second highest increase in spending per capita, rising 29.30%, between 2010 and 2018. During this time, Illinois raised the state income tax twice to fund this out-of-control spending. Further, just last year state lawmakers hit taxpayers with 20 new tax increases including the doubling of the gas tax, vehicle registration fee hikes, and the increase of online sales taxes. Even with all these tax increases the state still had an $8 billion budget deficit and an unfunded pension liability over $137 billion prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.

As the Illinois Policy Institute points out, for Democratic lawmakers to fully finance all of the Governor’s campaign promises and plug budget holes, a typical middle-class family could end up paying $3,500 more in income taxes. Even Gov. Pritzker admits that “there’s certainly no guarantees” that the amendment would protect middle and lower-income Illinoisans from future tax hikes.

The governor’s claim that there’s certainly no guarantees is correct. Take, for instance, Connecticut—the one state that has swapped out its flat income tax for a progressive income tax in the last 30 years. Nutmeg State lawmakers touted the progressive income tax as a way to fix state finances, address inequality, and promised spending restraint. However, that’s not what happened. It instead, cost the state’s economy over $10 billion, 360,000 jobs, and middle class families have seen their income tax rates climb over 13% and their property tax burden increase by more than 35% since 1999—the year that the personal income tax was first collected. As a result of these failed policies, Connecticut dons the 6th highest outmigration rate in the nation.

If voters need another reason to reject a progressive income tax structure with the higher rates set by SB 687, it’s worth remembering that it would kill jobs and small businesses by imposing the second-highest business tax rate in the nation. Under the Governor’s Fair Tax Plan, the corporate tax rate would rise from 7% to 7.99%, and when you take into account the 2.5% replacement tax already imposed on Illinois corporations, the total taxable rate is 10.49%. In 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Illinois’ private sector job growth ranked 46th out of 50 states. With the coronavirus pandemic looming over the heads of local businesses, many of which are on the brink of bankruptcy, the proposed Illinois income tax hike would exacerbate the financial hardships of a dilapidated economy.

A study conducted by the University of Illinois indicated that the state of can expect more than half a million full-time job losses and tens of billions of dollars in lost income over the next year as a result of the novel coronavirus. Illinois had already lost a record 850,000 residents over the last decade. By instituting another financial requirement on employers, this would be the last straw for thousands of small businesses and large employers, driving them to leave the state.

Giving Illinois lawmakers a blank check to spend billions of taxpayer dollars however they please will not provide a different outcome this time. The only way to address the state’s financial crisis is by reining in/reforming government spending in a way that taxpayers can afford. If taxpayers in Illinois truly wish to take a stand for fiscal responsibility and accountability, they should vote ‘NO’ on the graduated income tax amendment this November.

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ATR Releases List of 2020 NH & RI State Pledge Signers (Primary Election)

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Posted by Miriam Roff on Friday, September 4th, 2020, 5:28 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform recognizes the New Hampshire and Rhode Island incumbents and candidates who have taken the Taxpayer Protection Pledge ahead of the September 8 primary election. The Pledge is a written commitment to hardworking 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 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.”

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 can still make this important commitment to voters ahead of the September primary by visiting: www.atr.org/take-the-pledge

Rhode Island

       

First Name

Last Name

Office

District Number

Incumbent

John

Cullen

State House

46

No

Antonio

Giarrusso

State House

30

No

William

Hunt

State House

68

No

Donald

Kohlman

State House

38

No

Maryann

Lancia

State House

16

No

Ronald

Loparto

State House

21

No

Patricia

Morgan

State House

26

No

Emmanuel

Nyema

State House

11

No

Ramon

Perez

State House

13

No

Aryeh

Rosenfield

State House

4

No

Michael

Chippendale

State House

40

Yes

Justin

Price

State House

39

Yes

Charles

Callanan

State Senate

35

No

Doreen

Costa

State Senate

36

No

Daviud

Tacey

State Senate

37

No

Jessica

De la Cruz

State Senate

23

Yes

Elaine

Morgan

State Senate

34

Yes

Leonidas

Raptakis

State Senate

33

Yes

         

New Hampshire

     

First Name

Last Name

Office

District Number

Incumbent

Christopher

Sununu

Governor

 

Yes

Darryl

Perry

Governor

 

No

Karen

Testerman

Governor

 

No

Max

Abramson

State House

Rockingham 37

No

Keith

Ammon

State House

Hillsborough 40

No

Aidan

Anakrberg

State House

Strafford 10

No

Glenn

Bailey

State House

Strafford 1 

No

John

Balcom

State House

Hillsborough 21

No

Tim

Baxter

State House

Rockingham 20

No

Harry

Bean

State House

Belknap 2

No

Calvin

Beaulier

State House

Grafton 1

No

Cody

Belanger

State House

Rockingham 9

No

David

Binford

State House

Grafton 15

No

Mike

Bordes

State House

Belknap 3

No

Jose

Cambrils

State House

Merrimack 9

No

Jackie

Casey

State House

Hillsborough 34 

No

Tyler

Chase

State House

Hillsborough 9

No

Brian

Chicoine

State House

Hillsborough 18

No

Pamela

Coughlin

State House

Hillsborough 22

No

Robert

D'arcy

State House

Cheshire 3

No

Donna

Davey

State House

Merrimack 14

No

Kate

Day

State House

Cheshire 1

No

Harrison

deBree

State House

Strafford 7

No

Susan

DeLemus

State House

Strafford 24

No

Brodie

Deshaies

State House

Carroll 6 

No

Virginia

Drye

State House

Sullivan 1

No

Margaret

Drye

State House

Sullivan 9

No

Edward

Duncan

State House

Rockingham 18

No

Pamela

Ean

State House

Merrimack 10 

No

Beth

Folsom

State House

Grafton 11

No

Ian

Freeman

State House

Cheshire 16 

No

Peter

Gagyi

State House

Merrimack 20

No

Dan

Garthwaite

State House

Hillsborough 17

No

Carlos

Gonzalez

State House

Hillsborough 45

No

Ted

Gorski

State House

Hillsborough 7

No

Tyler

Gouveia

State House

Hillsborough 36

No

Daniel

Gray

State House

Rockingham 36

No

Phil

Greazzo

State House

Hillsborough 7 

No

Charles

Hall

State House

Hillsborough 34

No

Tina

Harley

State House

Rockingham 20

No

Phillip

Harris

State House

Hillsborough 42

No

Edwina

Hastings

State House

Strafford 17

No

Bob

Healey

State House

Hillsborough 21 

No

Amanda

Higgins

State House

Hillsborough 45 

No

Doris

Hohensee

State House

Hillsborough 30

No

Sharleen

Hurst

State House

Rockingham 21

No

Marilyn

Huston

State House

Cheshire 5

No

Sly

Karasinski

State House

Cheshire 12 

No

Niki

Kelsey

State House

Hillsborough 7

No

Stephen

Kenda

State House

 Hillsborough 7

No

Mary

Kimball

State House

Rockingham 6

No

Jim

Kofalt

State House

Hillsborough 4

No

Joseph

Lachance

State House

Hillsborough 43

No

Lauren

LaMarsh

State House

Rockingham 6

No

Erica

Layon

State House

Rockingham 6

No

John

Leavitt

State House

Merrimack 24

No

Shari

LeBreche

State House

Belknap 6

No

Don

Leeman

State House

Strafford 10

No

Ryan

Lent

State House

Rockingham 24

No

John

Lewicke

State House

Hillsborough 26

No

Lorraine

Lindenberg

State House

Rockingham 6

No

Richard

Littlefield

State House

Belknap 3

No

Di

Lothrop

State House

Hillsborough 32

No

Wayne

MacDonald

State House

Rockingham 5

No

Christopher

Maidment

State House

Hillsborough 24

No

Stephen

Malone

State House

Cheshire 12

No

John

Martin

State House

Merrimack 23

No

Rita

Mattson

State House

Cheshire 9

No

Michelle

McCartney

State House

Merrimack 15

No

Bonnie

McDermott

State House

Strafford 6

No

Mike

McLaughlin

State House

Grafton 8

No

Richard

Merkt

State House

Cheshire 1 

No

Maureen

Mooney

State House

Hillsborough 21

No

Patrice

Myers

State House

Merrimack 12

No

Rich

Nalevanko

State House

Cheshire 2

No

Bill

O'Brien

State House

Hillsborough 36 

No

Travis

O'Hara

State House

Belknap 9

No

Bill

Ohm

State House

Hillsborough 36

No

Matthew

Pitaro

State House

Merrimack 22

No

Raymond

Plante

State House

Merrimack 23

No

Tom

Ploszaj

State House

Belknap 1

No

Jamess

Qualey

State House

Cheshire 11

No

Marc

Racic

State House

Strafford 6

No

Jennifer

Rhodes

State House

Cheshire 15

No

Matt

Roach

State House

Cheshire 16 

No

Rosemary

Russell

State House

Hillsborough 28

No

Gail

Sanborn

State House

Grafton 6

No

Mathew

Santonastaso

State House

Cheshire 14

No

Carolyn

Scanlon

State House

Rockingham 17

No

Paul

Schirduan

State House

Grafton 5

No

Vanessa

Sheehan

State House

Hillsborough 23

No

Jerry

Sickels

State House

Cheshire 16

No

Norman

Silber

State House

Belknap 2

No

Tammy

Simmons

State House

Hillsborough 17

No

Julie

Smith

State House

Hillsborough 29

No

Julius

Soti

State House

Rockingham 7

No

Dennis

Soucy

State House

Merrimack 17

No

Brian

Stone

State House

Rockingham 1

No

Joe

Sweeney

State House

Rockingham 8

No

Lindsay

Tausch

State House

Hillsborough 21

No

Cynthia

Taylor-Hollandbeck

State House

Rockingham 28

No

Paul

Terry

State House

Belknap 5

No

Karen

Umberger

State House

Carroll 2

No

Natalie

Wells

State House

Merrimack 25

No

Carl

Wikstrom

State House

Rockingham 18

No

Clifford

Zetterstrom

State House

Strafford 6

No

Patrick

Abrami

State House

Rockingham 19 

Yes

Dennis

Acton

State House

Rockingham 10

YES

Glen

Aldrich

State House

Belknap 2 

Yes

Judy

Aron

State House

Sullivan 7

YES

Lino

Avellani

State House

Carroll 5 

Yes

Al

Baldasaro

State House

Rockingham 5

Yes

Alan

Bershtein

State House

Rockingham 2

YES

Ralph

Boehm

State House

Hillsborough 20 

Yes

John

Burt

State House

Hillsborough 39

Yes

Barbara

Comtois

State House

Belknap 7

Yes

Glenn

Cordelli

State House

Carroll 4 

Yes

Kevin

Craig

State House

Coos 4

YES

Tom

Dolan

State House

Rockingham 5 

YES

Fred

Doucette

State House

Rockingham 8

Yes

Jess

Edwards

State House

Rockingham 4

Yes

Robert

Elliott

State House

Rockingham 8

Yes

Keith

Erf

State House

Hillsborough 2 

Yes

Elizabeth

Ferreira

State House

Hillsborough 28

Yes

Robert

Forsythe

State House

Merrimack 8

Yes

Larry

Gagne

State House

Hillsborough 13

Yes

Betty

Gay

State House

Rockingham 8

Yes

Linda

Gould

State House

Hillsborough 7

Yes

Dennis

Green

State House

Rockingham 13

Yes

Bob

Greene

State House

Hillsborough 37 

Yes

Mary

Griffin

State House

Rockingham 7

Yes

Barbara

Griffin

State House

Hillsborough 6

Yes

Michael

Harrington

State House

Strafford 3

Yes

Gregory

Hill

State House

Merrimack 3

Yes

Dick

Hinch

State House

Hillsborough 21

Yes

Gary

Hopper

State House

Hillsborough 2

Yes

Raymond

Howard

State House

Belknap 8

Yes

John

Hunt

State House

Cheshire 11

Yes

John

Janigian

State House

Rockingham 8 

Yes

Jason

Janvrin

State House

Rockingham 37

Yes

Phyllis

Katsakiores

State House

Rockingham 6

Yes

Mac

Kittredge

State House

Strafford 12

Yes

John

Klose

State House

Merrimack 21

Yes

Walter

Kolodziej

State House

Rockingham 7

Yes

Rick

Ladd

State House

Grafton 4

Yes

Alicia

Lekas

State House

Hillsborough 37

Yes

Tony

Lekas

State House

Hillsborough 37

Yes

David

Love

State House

Rockingham 6

Yes

David

Lundgren

State House

Rockingham 5

Yes

John

MacDonald

State House

Carroll 6

Yes

Norman

Major

State House

Rockingham 14 

Yes

William

Marsh

State House

Carroll 8

Yes

Carol

McGuire

State House

Merrimack 29

Yes

Charles

McMahon

State House

Rockingham 7 

Yes

Charles

Melvin

State House

Rockingham 15

Yes

Bill

Nelson

State House

Carroll 5

Yes

Jeanine

Notter

State House

Hillsborough 21

Yes

Hershel

Nunez

State House

Hillsborough 37

Yes

Katherine

O'Brien

State House

Rockingham 6

Yes

Russell T.

Ober

State House

Hillsborough 37

Yes

 Lynne

Ober

State House

Hillsborough 37

Yes

Jason

Osborne

State House

Rockingham 4

Yes

Howard

Pearl

State House

Merrimack 26

Yes

Mark

Pearson

State House

Rockingham 34

Yes

Tony

Piemonte

State House

Rockingham 4

Yes

Joe

Pitre

State House

Strafford 2

Yes

Fred

Plett

State House

Hillsborough 6

Yes

John

Potucek

State House

Rockingham 6

Yes

Andrew

Prout

State House

Hillsborough 37

Yes

Andrew

Renzullo

State House

Hillsborough 37

Yes

Kimberly

Rice

State House

Hillsborough 37

Yes

Abigail

Rooney

State House

Strafford 1 

Yes

Laurie

Sanborn

State House

Hillsborough 41

Yes

Brian

Seaworth

State House

Merrimack 20

Yes

Steven

Smith

State House

Sullivan 11

Yes

James

Spillane

State House

Rockingham 2

Yes

Walter

Stapleton

State House

Sullivan 5

Yes

Michael

Sylvia

State House

Belknap 6 

Yes

Dave

Testerman

State House

Merrimack 2

Yes

Doug

Thomas

State House

Rockingham 5

Yes

Peter

Torosian

State House

Rockingham 14

Yes

Chris

True

State House

Rockingham 4

Yes

Jordan

Ulery

State House

Hillsborough 37

Yes

Peter

Varney

State House

Belknap 5 

Yes

Kevin

Verville

State House

Rockingham 2

Yes

Mark

Warden

State House

Hillsborough 15

Yes

David

Welch

State House

Rockingham 13

Yes

Kenneth

Weyler

State House

Rockingham 13

Yes

Kurt

Wuelper

State House

Strafford 3

Yes

Michael

Yakubovich

State House

Merrimack 24

Yes

Josh

Yokela

State House

Rockingham 33

Yes

Kevin

Avard

State Senate

12

No

Gary

Daniels

State Senate

11

No

David

DeVoy

State Senate

2

No

David

Devoy

State Senate

2

No

William

Gannon

State Senate

23

No

Louis

Gargiulo 

State Senate

24

No

Carla

Gericke

State Senate

20

No

Carla

Gericke

State Senate

20

No

Erin

Hennessey

State Senate

1

No

Dan

LeClair

State Senate

10

No

Sue

Polidura

State Senate

21

No

Denise

Ricciardi

State Senate

9

No

Regina

Birdsell

State Senate

19

Yes

Jeb

Bradley

State Senate

3

Yes

Bob

Giuda

State Senate

2

Yes

Chuck

Morse

State Senate

22

Yes

John

Reagan

State Senate

17

Yes

Donna

Soucy

State Senate

18

Yes

David

Starr

State Senate

1

Yes

Ruth

Ward

State Senate

8

Yes

Regina

Barnes

State Senate

24

No


ATR Releases List of 2020 Massachusetts State Pledge Signers (Primary Election)

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Posted by Miriam Roff on Friday, August 28th, 2020, 2:31 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform recognizes the Massachusetts incumbents and candidates who have taken the Taxpayer Protection Pledge ahead of the September 1 primary election. The Pledge is a written commitment to hardworking 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 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.”

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 can still make this important commitment to voters ahead of the September primary by visiting: www.atr.org/take-the-pledge

Massachusetts

       

First Name

Last Name

Office

District Number

Incumbent

Dan

Allie

State House

4th Hampden District

No

Ingrid

Centurion

State House

13th Middlesex District

No

Bruce

Chester

State House

2nd Worcester District

No

Cathy

Clark

State House

37th Middlesex District

No

Alec

DiFruscia

State House

19th Middlesex District

No

Thomas

Keyes

State House

5th Barnstable District

No

Robert

May Jr.

State House

13th Essex District

No

Summer

Schmaling

State House

12th Plymouth District

No

Susan

Smiley

State House

12th Worcester District

No

Steve

Tougas

State House

3rd Norfolk District

No

Fred “Jay”

Barrows

State House

1st Bristol District

Yes

Nicholas

Boldyga

State House

3rd Hampden District

Yes

Angelo

D'Emilia

State House

8th Plymouth District

Yes

David

DeCoste

State House

5th Plymouth District

Yes

Peter

Durant

State House

6th Worcester District

Yes

Kim

Ferguson

State House

1st Worcester District

Yes

Paul K.

Frost

State House

7th Worcester District

Yes

Sheila

Harrington

State House

1st Middlesex District

Yes

Brad

Hill

State House

4th Essex District

Yes

Steve

Howitt

State House

4th Bristol District

Yes

Marc

Lombardo

State House

22nd Middlesex District

Yes

David

Nangle

State House

17th Middlesex District

Yes

John

Rogers

State House

12th Norfolk District

Yes

Alan

Silvia

State House

7th Bristol District

Yes

Todd

Smola

State House

1st Hampden District

Yes

David

Vieira

State House

3rd Barnstable District

Yes

Susan

Williams Gifford

State House

2nd Plymouth District

Yes

John

Cain

State Senate

2nd Hampden and Hampshire District

No

Steven

Hall

State Senate

Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire, and Middlesex District

No

Jay

McMahon

State Senate

Plymouth and Barnstable District

No

Ryan

Fattman

State Senate

Worcester and Norfolk District

Yes

 


ATR Releases List of 2020 Alaska, Florida, & Wyoming State Pledge Signers (Primary Election)

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Posted by Miriam Roff on Monday, August 17th, 2020, 12:50 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform recognizes the Alaska, Florida, and Wyoming incumbents and candidates who have taken the Taxpayer Protection Pledge ahead of the August 18 primary election. The Pledge is a written commitment to hardworking 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 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.”

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 can still make this important commitment to voters ahead of the August  primary by visiting: www.atr.org/take-the-pledge

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

Alaska

       

First Name

Last Name

Office

District Number

Incumbent

Michael

Dunleavy

Governor

 

Yes

Kevin

Meyer

Lieutenant Governor

 

Yes

Paul

Bauer

State House

16

No

Keith

Kurber

State House

4

No

Christopher

Kurka

State House

7

No

Kevin

McCabe

State House

8

No

Thomas

McKay

State House

24

No

Ryan

Smith

State House

6

No

David

Eastman

State House

10

Yes

Gabrielle

LeDoux

State House

15

Yes

Mark

Neuman

State House

8

Yes

Cathy

Tilton

State House

12

Yes

Stephen

Duplantis

State Senate

L

No

Calvin

Moto

State Senate

T

No

Bernadette

Rupright

State Senate

D

No

Catherine

Giessel

State Senate

N

Yes

Josh

Revak

State Senate

M

Yes

Stephen

Wright

State Senate

D

No

         

Florida

       

First Name

Last Name

Office

District Number

Incumbent

Ashley

Moody

Attorney General

 

No

Mary

Hutton

County Commissioner

3

No

Matt

Morgan

County Commissioner

1

No

Ron

DeSantis

Governor

0

Yes

Steve

McKnight

Non-leg Office

54

Yes

Sandra

Atkinson

State House

4

No

Donna

Barcomb

State House

72

No

Pedro

Barrios

State House

105

No

Erika

Benfield

State House

27

No

Bryan

Blackwell

State House

77

No

Frank

Blanco

State House

44

No

David

Borrero

State House

105

No

Drew- Montez

Clark

State House

80

No

Victor

Dotres

State House

80

No

Luther

Dowe

State House

29

No

Gabriel

Garcia

State House

116

No

Mike

Giallombardo

State House

77

No

Fred

Hawkins

State House

42

No

Danny

Kushmer

State House

59

No

Steven

Linne

State House

6

No

Charles

Lynch

State House

78

No

Fiona

McFarland

State House

72

No

Silmo

Moura

State House

81

No

Stevan

Novakovic

State House

31

No

Matt

Nye

State House

52

No

Michael

Owen

State House

59

No

Rosa

Palomino

State House

112

No

Jenna

Persons

State House

78

No

Juan

Rodríguez

State House

29

No

Michelle

Salzman

State House

1

No

Gary

Scott

State House

42

No

Jeremy

Sisson

State House

47

No

John

Snyder

State House

82

No

Alexandria

Suarez

State House

120

No

Keith

Truenow

State House

31

No

Kaylee

Tuck

State House

55

No

Eileen

Vargas

State House

84

No

Mike

Beltran

State House

57

Yes

Chuck

Brannan

State House

10

Yes

Colleen

Burton

State House

40

Yes

Mike

Caruso

State House

89

Yes

Bob

Cortes

State House

30

Yes

Nick

DiCeglie

State House

66

Yes

Byron

Donalds

State House

80

Yes

Randall

Fine

State House

53

Yes

Tommy

Gregory

State House

73

Yes

Jim

Kallinger

State House

9

Yes

Chip

LaMarca

State House

93

Yes

Lydia

Maldonado

State House

90

Yes

Stan

McClain

State House

23

Yes

Toby

Overdorf

State House

83

Yes

Vincent

Parlatore

State House

101

Yes

Bobby

Payne

State House

19

Yes

Paul

Renner

State House

24

Yes

Spencer

Roach

State House

79

Yes

Will

Robinson

State House

71

Yes

Bob

Rommel

State House

106

Yes

Anthony

Sabatini

State House

32

Yes

Tyler

Sirois

State House

51

Yes

David

Smith

State House

28

Yes

Jennifer

Sullivan

State House

31

Yes

Matt

Tito

State House

68

Yes

Angel

Urbina

State House

62

Yes

Joshua

Adams

State Senate

11

No

Jennifer

Bradley

State Senate

5

No

Jason

Brodeur

State Senate

9

No

Tami

Donnally

State Senate

31

No

Ileana

Garcia

State Senate

37

No

Jason

Holifield

State Senate

5

No

Ana

Rodriguez

State Senate

39

No

Dennis

Baxley

State Senate

12

Yes

Jeff

Brandes

State Senate

24

Yes

Keith

Perry

State Senate

8

Yes

         

Wyoming

       

First Name

Last Name

Office

District Number

Incumbent

Karl

Allred

State House

19

No

Taylor

Allred

State House

21

No

Joey

Correnti

State House

47

No

Christopher

Culross

State House

14

No

Bill

Fortner

State House

52

No

Jeremy

Haroldson

State House

4

No

Roxie

Hensley

State House

45

No

Camilla

Hicks

State House

6

No

Julie

McCallister

State House

47

No

Michael

Pedry

State House

38

No

Martin

Phillips

State House

3

No

Rachel

Rodriguez-Williams

State House

50

No

Nina

Webber

State House

24

No

Lyle

Williams

State House

18

No

Bill

Winney

State House

22

No

Chuck

Gray

State House

57

Yes

Mark

Jennings

State House

30

Yes

Dan

Laursen

State House

25

Yes

Tyler

Lindholm

State House

1

Yes

Clarence

Styvar

State House

12

Yes

Tim

French

State Senate

18

No

Ryan

Jackson

State Senate

28

No

Richard

Jones

State Senate

18

No

Craig

Malmstrom

State Senate

10

No

Tim

Salazar

State Senate

26

No

Linda

Weeks

State Senate

20

No

Dan

Young

State Senate

8

No

Bo

Biteman

State Senate

21

Yes

Jeff

Wasserburger

State Senate

23

Yes

 


ATR Releases List of 2020 TN State Pledge Signers (Primary Election)

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Posted by Miriam Roff on Wednesday, August 5th, 2020, 10:26 AM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform recognizes the Tennessee incumbents and candidates who have taken the Taxpayer Protection Pledge ahead of the August 6 primary election. The Pledge is a written commitment to hardworking 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 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.”

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 can still make this important commitment to voters ahead of the August 6 primary by visiting: www.atr.org/take-the-pledge

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

First Name

Last Name

Office

District Number

Incumbent

Bill

Lee

Governor

 

Yes

Patti

Bounds

State House

16

No

Dennis

Bynum

State House

42

No

Diane

Canada

State House

56

No

Michele

Carringer

State House

16

No

Vincent

Cuevas

State House

92

No

Tandy

Darby

State House

76

No

Elaine

Davis

State House

13

No

Dennis

Doster

State House

1

No

Eddie

Mannis

State House

18

No

John

McMahan

State House

76

No

Lee

Mills

State House

99

No

Gina

Oster

State House

18

No

Patricia

Possel

State House

96

No

Bryan

Richey

State House

20

No

Todd

Warner

State House

92

No

Christine

Warrington

State House

79

No

Rush

Bricken

State House

47

Yes

David

Byrd

State House

71

Yes

Glen

Casada

State House

63

Yes

Scott

Cepicky

State House

64

Yes

Jeremy

Faison

State House

11

Yes

Bruce

Griffey

State House

75

Yes

Rusty

Grills

State House

77

Yes

Matthew

Hill

State House

7

Yes

Dan

Howell

State House

22

Yes

Bud

Hulsey

State House

2

Yes

Curtis

Johnson

State House

68

Yes

Kelly

Keisling

State House

38

Yes

Susan

Lynn

State House

57

Yes

Dennis

Powers

State House

36

Yes

Paul

Sherrell

State House

43

Yes

Mike

Sparks

State House

49

Yes

Terri

Weaver

State House

40

Yes

Ryan

Williams

State House

42

Yes

Casey

Hood

State Senate

24

No

Dr. Page

Walley

State Senate

26

No

Janice

Bowling

State Senate

16

Yes

Ed

Jackson

State Senate

27

Yes

Jack

Johnson

State Senate

23

Yes

Randy

McNally

State Senate

5

Yes

Kerry

Roberts

State Senate

25

Yes

Steve

Southerland

State Senate

1

Yes

John

Stevens

State Senate

24

Yes


ATR Releases List of 2020 AZ, KS, MI, MO, & WA State Pledge Signers (Primary Election)

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Posted by Miriam Roff on Friday, July 31st, 2020, 10:44 AM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform recognizes the Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington incumbents and candidates who have taken the Taxpayer Protection Pledge ahead of the August 4 primary election. The Pledge is a written commitment to hardworking 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 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.”

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 can still make this important commitment to voters ahead of the August 4 primary by visiting: www.atr.org/take-the-pledge

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

Arizona

       

First Name

Last Name

Office

District Number

Incumbent

Judy

Burges

State House

1

No

Neal

Carter

State House

8

No

Joseph

Chaplik

State House

23

No

Lisa

Godzich

State House

16

No

Jake

Hoffman

State House

12

No

Jana

Jackson

State House

28

No

Randy

Miller

State House

21

No

Quang

Nguyen

State House

1

No

David

Peelman

State House

7

No

Tatiana

Pena

State House

27

No

Justin

Wilmeth

State House

15

No

Leo

Biasiucci

State House

5

Yes

Walter

Blackman

State House

6

Yes

Frank

Carroll

State House

22

Yes

John

Fillmore

State House

16

Yes

Gail

Griffin

State House

14

Yes

John

Kavanagh

State House

23

Yes

Travis

Angry

State Senate

4

No

Nancy

Barto

State Senate

15

No

Ryan

Eldridge

State Senate

21

No

Alexander

Kolodin

State Senate

23

No

Warren

Petersen

State Senate

12

No

Wendy

Rogers

State Senate

6

No

Justine

Wadsack

State Senate

10

No

         

Kansas

       

First Name

Last Name

Office

District Number

Incumbent

Brett

Fairchild

State House

113

No

Cathy

Gordon

State House

18

No

Lance

Gormley

State House

72

No

Robert

Herrick Jr.

State House

89

No

Steven

Howe

State House

71

No

Michael

Martin

State House

57

No

Michael

Murphy

State House

114

No

Patrick

Penn

State House

85

No

Mark

Powls

State House

5

No

Pat

Proctor

State House

41

No

Kristine

Sapp

State House

17

No

Mike

Webb

State House

93

No

Ken

Corbet

State House

54

Yes

Cheryl

Helmer

State House

79

Yes

Ron

Highland

State House

51

Yes

Steve

Huebert

State House

90

Yes

Brenda

Landwehr

State House

105

Yes

Stephen

Owens

State House

74

Yes

Craig

Bowser

State Senate

22

No

J.R.

Claeys

State Senate

24

No

Bryan

Pruitt

State Senate

22

No

Dr. Mark

Steffen

State Senate

34

No

Michael

Thompson

State Senate

10

Yes

Richard

Hilderbrand

State Senate

13

Yes

Robert

Olson

State Senate

23

Yes

Mike

Petersen

State Senate

28

Yes

Richard

Wilborn

State Senate

35

Yes

         

Michigan

       

First Name

Last Name

Office

District Number

Incumbent

Emily

Bauman

State House

16

No

Andrew

Beeler

State House

83

No

Robert

Bezotte Jr.

State House

47

No

Jacquie

Blackwell

State House

79

No

Austin

Blaine

State House

56

No

Ken

Borton

State House

105

No

Steve

Carra

State House

59

No

Heather

Cerone

State House

104

No

Jack

Coleman

State House

59

No

Nevin

Cooper-Keel

State House

80

No

Sherri

Cross

State House

48

No

John

Damoose

State House

107

No

Michael

Del Percio

State House

92

No

Charlotte

DeMaet

State House

95

No

Jazmine

Early

State House

25

No

Christina

Fitchett-Hickson

State House

50

No

Lynne

Freiberger

State House

50

No

Tom

Graham

State House

61

No

Michelle

Gregoire

State House

62

No

Laurel

Hess

State House

21

No

Terry

Lamb

State House

107

No

Damon

Lieurance

State House

107

No

David

Martin

State House

48

No

Gary

Mitchell

State House

60

No

Arturo

Puckerin

State House

70

No

Robert

Regan

State House

73

No

William

Revoir

State House

24

No

Andrew

Sebolt

State House

100

No

Paul

Smith

State House

25

No

Andrew

Sosnoski

State House

41

No

Gary

Stefanko

State House

103

No

Adam

Stockford

State House

58

No

Christine

Timmon

State House

18

No

Kathy

Twardy

State House

107

No

Adam

Wiley

State House

25

No

Daren

Wiseley

State House

58

No

Doug

Zandstra

State House

76

No

Ryan

Berman

State House

39

Yes

Matthew

Hall

State House

63

Yes

Steven

Johnson

State House

72

Yes

Beau

LaFave

State House

108

Yes

Matt

Maddock

State House

44

Yes

Steve

Marino

State House

24

Yes

Brad

Paquette

State House

78

Yes

John

Reilly

State House

46

Yes

Rodney

Wakeman

State House

94

Yes

Jeff

Yaroch

State House

33

Yes

Peter

Lucido

State Senate

8

Yes

Jim

Runestad

State Senate

15

Yes

         

Missouri

       

First Name

Last Name

Office

District Number

Incumbent

Rik

Combs

Governor

 

No

James

Neely

Governor

 

No

Mike

Parson

Governor

 

Yes

Mark

Bartley

State House

159

No

Jack

Bates

State House

143

No

Robert

Crump

State House

82

No

Frank

DeVenuto

State House

143

No

Timothy

Faber

State House

58

No

Tina

Goodrick

State House

9

No

Brant

Harber

State House

98

No

Ryan

Jones

State House

115

No

Larry

Kimbrow

State House

153

No

Duell

Lauderdale

State House

124

No

Deanette

Lemons

State House

12

No

Wally

Long

State House

157

No

Jeff

Parnell

State House

140

No

Woodrow

Polston

State House

40

No

Tom

Reed

State House

62

No

Thomas

Schultz

State House

40

No

Brian

Seitz

State House

156

No

Lisa

Thomas

State House

124

No

John

Webb

State House

56

No

Bryant

Wolfin

State House

116

No

Dottie

Bailey

State House

110

Yes

Ben

Baker

State House

160

Yes

Phil

Christofanelli

State House

105

Yes

Mary

Coleman

State House

97

Yes

David

Gregory

State House

96

Yes

Ron

Hicks

State House

102

Yes

Jim

Murphy

State House

94

Yes

Suzie

Pollock

State House

123

Yes

Louis

Riggs

State House

5

Yes

Nick

Schroer

State House

107

Yes

Dan

Stacy

State House

31

Yes

John

Wiemann

State House

103

Yes

Jason

Bean

State Senate

25

No

Rick

Brattin

State Senate

31

No

David

Cole

State Senate

29

No

Karla

Eslinger

State Senate

33

No

Eddy

Justice

State Senate

25

No

Mitchell

Kohlberg

State Senate

1

No

Holly

Rehder

State Senate

27

No

Kent

Scism

State Senate

3

No

Eric

Wulff

State Senate

23

No

Eric

Burlison

State Senate

20

Yes

Bill

Eigel

State Senate

23

Yes

Tony

Luetkemeyer

State Senate

34

Yes

Cindy

O'Laughlin

State Senate

18

Yes

Robert "Bob"

Onder

State Senate

2

Yes

Jeanie

Riddle

State Senate

10

Yes

         

Washington

       

First Name

Last Name

Office

District Number

Incumbent

Phil Fortunato Governor   No

Peter

Abbarno

State House

20

No

Kevin

Ballard

State House

28

No

Bill

Bruch

State House

10

No

Ted

Cooke

State House

47

No

April

Ferguson

State House

23

No

Sue

Forde

State House

24

No

Daniel

Griffey

State House

35

Yes

Brad

Klippert

State House

8

Yes

Joel

Kretz

State House

7

Yes

Drew

MacEwen

State House

35

Yes

Bob

McCaslin Jr.

State House

4

Yes

Ed

Orcutt

State House

20

Yes

Luanne

Van Werven

State House

42

Yes

Jim

Walsh

State House

19

Yes

Connie

Beauvais

State Senate

24

No

Jeff

Wilson

State Senate

19

No

 


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