State Senator Lloyd Smucker (R-PA), candidate for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional District has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge to the American People. The Pledge is a written commitment to the citizens of the 16th Congressional District and to the American people to oppose all tax increases. Smucker is running to replace Rep. Joe Pitts, who is retiring at the end of his term.

Smucker has served as a State Senator since 2008 and has earned a reputation as a reformer in Harrisburg. He had spearheaded educational reform, advocating for more local control and greater access to vocational training for students. He proposed shrinking the size of the legislature and banning gifts for legislators while making government accountable to the people.

“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 114th Congress, 218 Congressmen and 48 Senators have signed the Pledge.

“We are ecstatic about Smucker’s commitment to the taxpayers of Pennsylvania. I challenge all candidates for Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional District to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” continued Norquist.

Lloyd Smucker will run in the Pennsylvania Congressional Primary on April 26th.