Rounding out the list of Republican signers of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in Georgia’s 7th U.S. Congressional District (and just in time for the July 20th Primary) is Chuck Efstration, the final Republican challenger in the district to sign the pledge.

Efstration is an assistant district attorney and the chairman of the Gwinnett County Republican Party.  Regarding his policy, his beliefs are simple; “…government needs to get out of the way!  When Americans are left to make their own decisions regarding their employment, healthcare, and education, we prosper as a nation.”

Chuck is going up against seven other Republican candidates in the 7th District.  One of Chuck’s opponents, Rob Woodall, is the only Republican candidate not to sign the pledge, citing the second clause regarding opposing deductions of tax credits as his issue with the pledge. 

The Cook Political Report rates the district as “Solid Republican” with a numerical rating of R+16.  Chuck Efstration will be vying for the open seat left by John Linder, the retiring incumbent of 18 years.

Read ATR’s official release on Efstration’s signing below:

Chuck Efstration (R-Ga.) signs the Taxpayer Protection Pledge

House candidate promises to protect taxpayers’ wallets

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chuck Efstration, a Republican running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Georgia, recently signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). The Pledge commits signers to “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses … and oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.”

ATR has offered the Pledge to all candidates for federal office since 1987. To date, 34 U.S. senators and 173 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, nine Governors and over 1,100 state legislators have signed the Pledge.

“After the passage of the so-called “Stimulus Package,” better known as the Pelosi-Obama-Reid Spending Give-Away, Americans are desperately searching for candidates and politicians that will protect their livelihoods and put their wallets ahead of the federal government’s coffers,”said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.

“By signing the Pledge, Chuck Efstration demonstrates that he understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers in Georgia.”

“I challenge all candidates for federal office to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” Norquist continued.

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