Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) thanks New Mexico Senate candidate Gavin Clarkson and Alabama 5th District candidate Chris Lewis for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. By signing the Pledge, these gentlemen have made the commitment to oppose and vote against any and all tax increases as federal officeholders.

Gavin Clarkson is running in the Republican primary for New Mexico’s open Senate seat, currently held by retiring Democrat Tom Udall.  The Cook Political Report rates this seat as “Likely Democrat”.

Clarkson served in the Trump administration’s Department of the Interior as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Policy and Economic Development – Indian Affairs. 

Chris Lewis is running in a Republican primary for Alabama’s 5th congressional district seat, currently held by Rep. Mo Brooks. Brooks has signed and kept the Pledge as an elected official. The Cook Political Report rates this seat as “Solid Republican”.

Lewis is a retired U.S. Naval Officer, who served multiple tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Pledge is offered to every candidate for state and federal office and to all incumbents. Nearly 1,400 elected officials, from state representatives to governors and US Senators, have signed the Pledge.

ATR will continue to follow these races closely and will provide additional updates as more candidates sign the Pledge.