Leigh-Ann Bellew has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in her bid for New Jersey 13th State Senate seat. The Pledge, sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform, commits signers to “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses … and oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates."

ATR has offered the Pledge to all candidates for office since 1987. To date, 1,037 state legislators and 14 Governors throughout the country have signed the Pledge.

“I want to congratulate Ms. Bellew for taking the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. The people of New Jersey have clearly shown their displeasure with the tax-and-spend policies coming from Trenton. They want real solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and get the economy going again,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.

“By signing the Pledge, Leigh-Ann Bellew demonstrates that she understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers throughout New Jersey.”

“I challenge all candidates for office in New Jersey to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” Norquist continued.