American for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates state Sen. Erin Houchin for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a written commitment to the people of Indiana to oppose higher taxes. Houchin is running for Rep. Todd Young’s open seat, which he left to run for the U.S. Senate.
Indiana 9 candidate Erin Houchin has served in the Indiana State Senate since 2014. In reference to signing the Pledge Houchin stated, “I won’t let this pledge be an empty campaign promise, but will aggressively fight against higher taxes from Washington.”
“I want to congratulate state Sen. Houchin for taking the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Until you take tax increases firmly off the table, true and lasting spending restraint in impossible,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.
“The American people are tired of the tax-and-spend policies coming from Washington and they are look 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. They 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 U.S. Senator, have signed the pledge.
“We are ecstatic about her commitment to the taxpayers of Indiana. I challenge all candidates for IN-09 to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” continued Norquist.
ATR will continue to follow this race closely and will provide additional updates and more candidates sign the Pledge.