Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) warmly congratulates congressional candidate Tim Burchett on signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a written commitment to his constituents in Tennessee’s 2rd district to oppose tax increases. Burchett joins the growing list of Pledge signers in Tennessee looking to fill the seat left open by Jimmy Duncan’s decision to retire at the end of his term.
Currently serving as the Mayor of Knox County, Tim Burchett has a long history of public service to Tennessee with a proven tax record of fighting taxes. He spent 4 years in the Tennessee State House of Representatives from 1995-1998. In 1999 Burchett won election to the State Senate until 2010 when he was sworn in as Mayor.
“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,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.
Candidates running for public 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 have signed the Pledge.
“We are ecstatic about Mr. Burchett’s commitment to the taxpayers of Tennessee. I challenge all candidates for Tennessee’s 2nd Congressional District to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” continued Norquist.