Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates congressional candidate Perry Parker on signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a written commitment to his constituents in Mississippi’s 3rd district to oppose higher taxes. Parker is currently the only candidate in the Republican primary to sign the Pledge.
International businessman Perry Parker is rooted deep in Covington County. He manages a cattle farm in Seminary, MS with his brother as well as serving as founder and Director Emeritus of TheFirst, a national banking association. Parker entered the race as a political newcomer seeking the congressional seat left open by Gregg Harper’s retirement.
“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 grow the economy. Signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and holding the line on taxes is the first step in that process,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.
Candidates running for public office like to say they will not raise taxes, but often turn their backs on the taxpayer once elected. The Taxpayer Protection Pledge requires these candidates to put their rhetoric in writing. It is offered to every candidate for state and federal office and to all incumbents. Nearly 1,400 elected officials have signed the Pledge.
“We are ecstatic about Mr. Parker’s commitment to the taxpayers of Mississippi. I challenge all candidates for Mississippi’s 3rd Congressional District to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” continued Norquist.