Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel (R-GA), candidate for Congress in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge to the American People. The Pledge is a written commitment to the citizens of Georgia and to the American people to oppose all tax increases. Handel is running in a special election to replace Tom Price who was tapped to serve as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Handel has dedicated much of her life to public service. She began her electoral career by becoming chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners in 2003. During that time she helped turn a $100 million deficit into a balanced budget. In 2006 Handel won the election for Georgia’s Secretary of State, a position in which she oversaw implementation of photo ID laws for voting, which became a national model for other states to use. She also ran for Governor in 2010 and Senate in 2014.
“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.”
The Taxpayer Protection Pledge has been offered to every candidate for federal office since 1986. In the 115th Congress, 209 Congressmen and 45 Senators have signed the Pledge.
“We are ecstatic about Secretary Handel’s commitment to the taxpayers of Georgia. I challenge all candidates for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” continued Norquist.
Karen Handel will run in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District Primary on April 18th.