Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates Dr. Neal Dunn for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a written commitment to the people of Florida to oppose higher taxes. Dr. Dunn signed the Pledge on August 31, 2015 and is running for the Republican nomination to challenge Rep. Gwen Graham.

Dr. Dunn served in the United States Army for ten years. In his 35 years as a surgeon, Neal received numerous awards, including being named among America’s Top Physicians and America’s Top Surgeons.

“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 Florida. I challenge all candidates for FL-02 to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” continued Norquist.