Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates congressional candidate Lee Bright for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a written commitment to the people of South Carolina to oppose higher taxes.

Mr. Bright served as a State Senator from 2008-2017 and received the Friend of Taxpayer Award from the Spartanburg County Taxpayer Association. This award is given to the state official with the best pro-taxpayer voting record

 “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. Bright’s commitment to the taxpayers of South Carolina. I challenge all candidates for South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” continued Norquist.