Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates state Mr. Jim Pfaff for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a written commitment to the people of Indiana to oppose higher taxes. Pfaff is running for Rep. Todd Young’s open seat, which he left to run for the U.S. Senate.
Pfaff previously served as Chief of Staff to Representative Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) The Indiana 9 candidate states, “the Obama administration has aggressively expanded the federal government’s already enormous role in our lives through numerous regulations and rules designed to give power to bureaucrats.” Pfaff is running his campaign on a platform of limited government, freedom, and opportunity.
“I want to congratulate Mr. Pfaff for taking the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Until you take tax increases firmly off the table, true and lasting spending restraint is 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 looking 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. 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, from state representative to governor to US Senator, have signed the Pledge.
“We are ecstatic about his 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 as more candidates sign the Pledge.