Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates CO-06 candidate Casper Stockham for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a written commitment to the people of Colorado to oppose income tax hikes.
Stockham joins several members of the Colorado delegation in making this commitment to Colorado taxpayers, including Rep. Ken Buck, Rep. Doug Lamborn, Rep. Scott Tipton, and Sen. Cory Gardner.
Stockham faces off against Steve House and John Szemler in the Republican primary on June 30th, 2020. House and Szemler have yet to sign the Pledge. The current incumbent Democrat Rep. Jason Crow has not signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.
“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 idea of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is simple enough: Make them put their no-new-taxes 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. Stockham’s commitment to the taxpayers of Colorado. I challenge all candidates for Colorado’s 6th Congressional District to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” continued Norquist.