Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates state Sen. Brent Waltz for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a written commitment to the people of Indiana to oppose higher taxes. Waltz is running for Rep. Todd Young’s open seat, which he left to run for the U.S. Senate.
The candidate for the 9th District of Indiana has served in state and local government for the past 15 years. Waltz has stated he is “opposed to any new tax increases and I support a simpler tax system that reduces the tax burden for hard working Americans.”
“I want to congratulate state Sen. Waltz for taking the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Until you take tax increases firmly off the table, true and lasting spending restraint is impossible,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.
“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 get the economy going again. Signing the Pledge is the first step in that process.”
Candidates running for 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, from state representative to governor to US Senator, have signed the Pledge.
“We are ecstatic about his commitment to the taxpayers of Indiana. I challenge all candidates for IN-09 to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” continued Norquist.
ATR will continue to follow this race closely and will provide additional updates as more candidates sign the Pledge.