Businesswoman and attorney Christine Jones has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in her bid to become Arizona’s next Governor. The Pledge, sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform, commits signers to “oppose and veto any and all attempts to increase taxes”. Jones is the first candidate in the race to sign the Pledge.

ATR has offered the Pledge to all candidates for federal and state office since 1987. To date, fourteen governors and over 1,000 state legislators have signed the Pledge. Additionally, 39 U.S. Senators and 219 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge.

“I want to congratulate Ms. Jones for taking the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. The people of Arizona have clearly stated what type of leadership they want in Phoenix. They want leaders who offer real solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and jumpstart the economy,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.

“By signing the Pledge, Christine Jones demonstrates that she understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers of Arizona.”

“I challenge all candidates for Arizona’s gubernatorial election to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” Norquist continued.

To view a PDF copy of the press release, click here.