In the heavily contested race for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor this year in Virginia, voters should beware: Delegate Glenn Davis has a history of voting to raise taxes and grow government. 

Here are just a few of the billions of dollars in tax hikes he has supported during his time as a Delegate to the General Assembly and City Council-member:

Sales Tax Hikes

Six Percent Sales Tax Increase Statewide (HB 2313, 2013);

Twenty Percent Sales Tax Increase in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads (HB 2313, 2013); 

Gas Tax Hikes

Statewide Gas Tax Increase (HB 2313, 2013);

Targeted Hampton Roads Gas Tax Increase (HB 2313, 2013);

Targeted Central Virginia Gas Tax Increase (HB1541, 2020)

Real Estate Tax Hikes

Northern Virginia Real Estate Recording Tax Increase (HB 2313, 2013);

Virginia Beach Real Estate Tax Increase (Virginia Beach’s 2013 City Budget);

Hampton Roads Grantors Tax Increase (HB1726, 2020)

Hotel Tax Hikes

Two Percent Hotel Occupancy Tax Increase (HB 2313, 2013);

Car Tax Hikes

Car Titling Tax Increase from 3 to 4.14 Percent (HB 2313, 2013);

Personal Property Tax Increase on Cars from $3.70 to $3.80 per $100 of Value (James Spore, Resource Management Plan, 2010);

New Internet Taxes

New Tax on Internet Purchases (HB 1501, 2017);

Davis filed legislation in 2017 to tax internet sales, a move that could have raised taxes by more than $250 million a year (Fiscal Impact Statement, Department of Taxation).

But wait, there’s more. Delegate Glenn Davis supported Obamacare expansion in Virginia. When his colleagues were rejecting the misguided expansion of Medicaid for able-bodied adults, Davis was penning op-eds and spending his time arguing, “We take the money, or it goes someplace else.” 

Delegate Glenn Davis is not a mainstream conservative. He’s out of touch with the real needs of taxpayers. 

Unlike Winsome Sears and Tim Hugo, also contenders for Lieutenant Governor, Davis refuses to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a written commitment to you, Virginia voters, to oppose even more tax increases. Can taxpayers trust Davis as Lieutenant Governor? On May 8th, they’ll have the chance to decide.