Jason Emert, candidate for Tennessee’s 20th State House district, signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge this week. This makes Emert the first and, currently, only candidate in the three-way primary who has made a written commitment to taxpayers that, if elected, he will oppose and vote against net tax hikes. 

“I commend Jason Emert for making this important commitment to Tennessee taxpayers,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “By signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, Emert finds himself in great company. Other Taxpayer Protection Pledge signers in Tennessee include Governor Bill Lee, Senator Bill Hagerty, Senator Marsha Blackburn, and Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson, among others.”

The Taxpayer Protection Pledge has been signed by 18 sitting governors, nearly 1,000 state legislators, a majority of the U.S. House, and nearly half of the U.S. Senate. 

“Jason Emert is the only candidate running for Tennessee’s 20th State House district who has made a commitment to voters that, if elected, he will maintain Tennessee’s relatively low tax burden and competitive business tax climate. Not only that, Jason Emert is the only candidate in this race who supports a much-needed property tax cap and expanded school choice, important reforms that his primary opponents have fought against.”