Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates NC-03 candidate Greg Murphy for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a written commitment to the people of North Carolina to oppose higher taxes. 

Murphy joins Sen. Thom Tillis, Sen. Richard Burr, and all Republican members of the North Carolina congressional delegation in making this commitment to Tar Heel State taxpayers. 

ATR strongly encourages all candidates to make the same commitment.

Greg Murphy is the only physician serving in the North Carolina General Assembly and currently the co-chair of the House Health Policy Committee.  

“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 Mr. Murphy’s commitment to the taxpayers of North Carolina. I challenge all candidates for North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” continued Norquist.