Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates attorney Chrys Kefalas for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a written commitment to the people of Maryland to oppose higher taxes. Kefalas is running to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski.

Kefalas serves as the Vice President at the National Association of Manufacturers, which is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. He previously served as the Deputy Legal Counsel to Gov. Bob Erlich and Trial and appellate attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice.  

“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 have signed the Pledge.

“We are ecstatic about Kefalas’s commitment to the taxpayers of Maryland. I challenge all candidates for Maryland U.S. Senate seat to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” continued Norquist.