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Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates congressional candidate Dr. Gavin Clarkson for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a written commitment to the people of New Mexico to oppose higher taxes.

Dr. Clarkson earned his MBA from Rice University and his Doctorate in Technology and Operations Management from the Harvard Business School. He has taught as a professor at the University of Michigan, the University of Houston, and most recently at New Mexico State University. Dr. Clarkson previously served under the Trump Administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Policy and Economics.  

“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 Dr. Clarkson’s commitment to the taxpayers of New Mexico. I challenge all candidates for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” continued Norquist.