Who Has Pledged To Protect Texas Taxpayers?

WASHINGTON, D.C.–  Americans for Tax Reform applauds the following challengers and incumbent office holders for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. By signing the pledge, a candidate commits “to oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.”

Pledge signers are in good company. In signing the Pledge, these candidates join President George W. Bush, 41 U.S. Senators, 194 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, eight Governors, seven Lieutenant Governors, three Attorneys General, three Secretaries of State, three Treasurers, one Comptroller, two Board of Equalization members, and more than 1,200 state legislators.

In Texas, the following challengers and elected officials have signed the Federal Taxpayer Protection Pledge:


Gricha Raether (TX-15)
Dean Hrbacek (TX-22)
Robert Talton (TX-22)
Pete Olson (TX-22)
Shelley Sekula-Gibbs (TX-22)
Kevyn Bazzy (TX-22)
Jim Squier (TX-22)
Brian Klock (TX-22)
Cynthia Dunbar (TX-22)
Francisco “Quico” Canseco (TX-23)
Lyle Larson (TX-23)

Sitting Incumbents:

Louie Gohmert (TX-1)
Ted Poe (TX-2)
Sam Johnson (TX-3)
Ralph Hall (TX-4)
Jeb Hensarling (TX-5)
Joe Barton (TX-6)
John Culberson (TX-7)
Kevin Brady (TX-8)
Michael McCaul (TX-10)
Mike Conway (TX-11)
Kay Granger (TX-12)
Mac Thornberry (TX-13)
Ron Paul (TX-14)
Randy Neugebauer (TX-19)
Lamar Smith (TX-21)
Kenny Marchant (TX-24)
Michael Burgess (TX-26)
John Carter (TX-31)
Pete Sessions (TX-32)
John Cornyn (TX-Sen)
Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX-Sen)

Americans for Tax Reform encourages all candidates for state and federal office to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Americans for Tax Reform does not endorse candidates.