As primary voters head to the voting booths in New Jersey, they deserve to know where their congressional and state candidates stand on vital pocketbook issues such as taxes and spending. Candidates often campaign in opposition to higher taxes, but disregard campaign promises once they take office.

Fortunately for taxpayers in New Jersey, numerous candidates have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a written commitment to oppose and vote against all income tax hikes.

The following candidates signed the Pledge:

  • U.S. Congress
    • Bob Healy (NJ-03)
    • Mike Crispi (NJ-04)
    • Mike Blasi (NJ-04)
    • Frank Pallotta (NJ-05)
    • Nick DeGregorio (NJ-05)
    • Tom Toomey (NJ-06)
    • Tom Kean Jr. (NJ-07)
  • State Incumbents
    • Louis Greenwald (SH-06)
    • Christopher Connors (SS-09)
    • James Holzapfel (SS-10)
    • Gregory McGuckin (SH-10)
    • John Catalano (SH-10)
    • Robert Clifton (SH-12)
    • Ronald Dancer (SH-12)
    • Samuel D Thompson (SS-12)
    • Declan O’Scanlon (SS-13)
    • Shirley Turner (SS-15)
    • Jon Bramnick (SS-21)
    • Michael Doherty (SS-23)
    • John DiMaio (SH-23)
    • Aura Dunn (SH-25)
    • Anthony M Bucco Jr (SS-25)
    • Brian Bergen (SH-25)
    • Joe Pennacchio (SS-26)
    • Jay Webber (SH-26)
    • Edward H Thomson (SH-30)
    • Sean Kean (SH-30)
    • Robert Auth (SH-39)
    • Holly Schepisi (SS-39)
  • State Challengers
    • Seth Grossman (SS)
    • Andrew Pachuta (SH)
    • Denise Gonzalez (SH)
    • Jonathan H Sym (SH)
    • Scott Pollack (SH)
    • Tom Kean Jr previously held SS-21, now running for US house NJ-07

There are currently 180 Pledge signers in the U.S. House and 44 Pledge signers in the U.S. Senate. 85% percent of all congressional Republicans have made the written commitment to oppose higher taxes. In contrast, ZERO congressional Democrats have made that promise.

In President Biden’s first year, he championed a multi-trillion tax and spend bill, which includes the largest tax increase since 1968. These tax hikes would disproportionately hurt workers, retirees, consumers, and small businesses. Taxpayers should expect more of the same for the remainder of his presidency. 

“Voters have a right to know where candidates stand on taxes before heading to the voting booth,” added Norquist. “The Taxpayer Protection Pledge is a simple litmus test that tells voters I’ll work to protect your wallet. I encourage all candidates for elected office to make this commitment today.”  

New candidates sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge regularly. For the most up-to-date information on this race or any other, please visit the ATR Pledge Database