Americans for Tax Reform commends Pete Snyder, who is running to be the next Governor of Virginia, for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a written commitment to Virginia taxpayers that, if elected, he will oppose and veto any and all efforts to raise taxes.

Pete Snyder has already made it clear that getting kids back in school and empowering parents with expanded school choice will be a top priority if he’s elected governor. With Snyder’s signing of the taxpayer protection pledge, Virginia households can rest assured that state taxes would not go up during a Snyder administration.

“The Pledge is a way of letting all voters know that you’re not thinking about raising taxes but thinking about reforming Government and that makes all the difference in how a state goes,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform. “I thank Pete Snyder for making this important public commitment to all Virginia taxpayers.”

By signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, candidates and incumbents make a written commitment to oppose any and all tax increases. While ATR has the role of promoting and monitoring the Pledge, the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is made to a candidate’s constituents, who deserve to know where candidates stand on the tax issue. Since the Pledge is a prerequisite for many voters, it is considered binding as long as an individual holds the office for which they signed the Pledge.

So far, three candidates running to replace outgoing Governor Ralph Northam have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Pete Snyder, Sergio de la Peña, and Glenn Youngkin.

Today, the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is offered to every candidate for state and federal office and to all incumbents. Nearly 1,400 elected officials, from state representative to governor to US Senator, have signed the Pledge. 

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.

Candidates for governor can still make this important commitment to voters ahead of the June 8 primary by visiting: www.atr.org/take-the-pledge