Mary Adams, who runs the monthly Center-Right Coalition Meeting in Augusta, Maine, is a long-standing advocate of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Due in large part to her tireless efforts, signing the Pledge is essentially a prerequisite for Republican candidates in the state. Gov. Paul LePage has joined 35 members of the Maine Legislature in signing the Pledge never to raise taxes.

In this video, Gov. LePage and others explain why the Pledge is instrumental in taking tax increases off the table and paving the way for a smaller, more efficient government.