There’s good news for Bobby Bright who’s looking to unseat Martha Roby in Alabama’s 2nd district. He can now say that he has made a written promise to constituents to oppose any and all efforts to increase taxes if elected. When Bright was informed about the opportunity to sign the Pledge he was more than willing to put his “no new taxes” rhetoric in writing.
Bright is Alabama born and raised. After serving 10 years as the Mayor of Montgomery, Bright went on to represent the 2nd district from 2009 to 2011. Since leaving public office he and his wife Lynn own and operate Jackson Lake Island Park near Millbrook, AL. Bright is hoping to reclaim his House seat from Roby in the July 17th runoff, where the winner will most likely go on to win the soundly republican district in November.
“The American people are tired of the tax-and-spend policies coming from Washington and they are looking for solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and grow the economy. Signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and holding the line on taxes is the first step in that process,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.
Candidates running for public office like to say they will not raise taxes, but often turn their backs on the taxpayer once elected. The Taxpayer Protection Pledge requires these candidates to put their rhetoric in writing. It is offered to every candidate for state and federal office and to all incumbents. Nearly 1,400 elected officials have signed the Pledge.
“We are ecstatic about Mr. Parker’s commitment to the taxpayers of Mississippi. I challenge all candidates for Mississippi’s 3rd Congressional District to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” continued Norquist.