Virginia entrepreneur Pete Snyder has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in his bid for the Republican nomination as Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. The Pledge, sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform, commits signers to oppose any and all efforts to increase taxes.

Americans for Tax Reform offers the Pledge to all candidates for state and federal office. Fourteen governors and over 1,000 state legislators have signed the Pledge. To date, six of seven Republican candidates for Lt. Governor have signed the Pledge. Pete Snyder joins Minister and veteran E.W. Jackson, Delegate Scott Lingamfelter, State Senator Steve Martin, Prince William County Chair Corey Stewart, and Stafford County Board Chair Susan Stimpson as signers of the Pledge to Virginia taxpayers.

Pete Snyder signing the Pledge to Virginia taxpayers, putting his commitment to oppose higher taxes in writing.

The only candidate who refuses to put in writing her opposition to higher taxes is former Virginia state legislator Jeannemarie Devolites Davis.

Before the state Convention, ATR will publish a more detailed evaluation of each Republican candidate’s record and positions on taxes and government spending.   

“I want to congratulate Pete Snyder for taking the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Virginians deserve better than tax-and-spend policies that fall hard on the backs of hardworking families and small businesses. They want real solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and incentivize more economic growth,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.

“By signing the Pledge, Pete Snyder has demonstrated that he understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers in Virginia.”

“By refusing to put in writing her opposition to higher taxes, Jeannemarie Devolites Davis is signaling that she’ll team up with Virginia Democrats for a higher tax and spend agenda that grows government and increases the burden of state spending on taxpayers. This is not new for Davis who was a prominent tax-hiker in the state legislature,” Norquist continued.