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Wisconsin state Senator Roger Roth has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge ahead of his bid for the office of Lieutenant Governor. By signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, Senator Roth has committed to Wisconsin taxpayers that he will oppose any and all efforts to increase taxes.    

Americans for Tax Reform offers the pledge to all candidates for state and federal office. Sixteen governors and over 1,000 state legislators have signed the pledge.  By signing the pledge, Roth has demonstrated his commitment to keeping taxes as low as possible. The pledge helps voters hold their politicians accountable, providing a written promise for constituents to hold them too.  

Senator Roth is an established taxpayer champion, leading the call to phase out Wisconsin’s income tax. Roth recently proposed legislation that would cut all four of Wisconsin’s income tax rates and use revenue triggers to lower them further in the future.  

“Every proponent of shrinking the size of government and expanding opportunity and wealth for all Wisconsinites, I think that’s something we can all get behind,” Roth said. “When the economy was doing well, when money was coming into the state, we would take that and have more or less automatic tax cuts going back to the people until that income tax is eliminated.”   

If Roger Roth is elected the next Lt. Governor of Wisconsin, there is a good chance he will be working with a governor who is a fellow Taxpayer Protection Pledge signer. That’s because two candidates running to replace Governor Tony Evers (D) – Rebecca Kleefisch & Kevin Nicholson – have also signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in their bids to become the Badger State’s next governor.   

“I want to congratulate Roger Roth for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a written commitment to Wisconsin taxpayers,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “I commend Senator Roth for leading the charge to make Wisconsin the nation’s 10th no-income-tax state. By championing that effort and by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, Roger Roth has demonstrated that he understands the problems of hardworking Wisconsin taxpayers and recognizes the reforms that are needed to make Wisconsin an even more attractive place to live, work, and do business.”