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Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates congressional candidate John Clark for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a written commitment to the people of Tennessee to oppose income tax hikes.   

Candidates running for public office like to say they will not raise taxes, but often turn their backs on the taxpayer once elected. The idea of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is simple enough: Make them put their no-new-taxes 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. 

“The Taxpayer Protection Pledge stands as a barrier against tax hikes and makes continued pro-growth tax reform possible. We are ecstatic about Clark’s decision to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge to the taxpayers of Tennessee,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform. 

Clark joins several members of the Tennessee delegation in making this commitment to The Volunteer State taxpayers, including Sen. Lamar Alexander, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, Rep. David Kustoff, Rep. Mark Green, Rep. Phil Roe, Rep. Scott DesJarlais, and Rep. Tim Burchett.  

“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,” continued Norquist.  

New candidates sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge regularly. For the most up-to-date information on this race or any other, please visit the ATR Pledge Database