Jess Fields, a candidate for the Texas House of Representatives in the 14th District, signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today. In signing the Pledge, which commits signers to “oppose any and all efforts to increase taxes,” Fields makes it clear that he will stand up for Texas taxpayers and not Austin spending interests.

Today the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is offered to every candidate for state office. Nearly 1,000 state legislators and 13 governors across the country have signed the Pledge. To date, 39 U.S. Senators and 219 sitting members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge.

“I want to congratulate Jess Fields for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, and in doing so, affirming his commitment to protect Lone Star State taxpayers,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR. “By signing the Pledge, Jess demonstrates that he understands the problems of hard-working Texas taxpayers and that he will be a great fiscal steward for the state.  I challenge all candidates running for elected office to make this important commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today.”

Following his term as a College Station City Councilman, Fields worked for two years at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a free market think tank that advocates for lower taxes, less spending, and more liberty across the state of Texas. The primary for the Texas legislature will be March 1, 2016. Jess Fields is currently the only candidate to represent Texas’s 14th House District who has made it clear he will not raise taxes if elected.