Image of Scott Parkinson as a Pledge Signer

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates Scott Parkinson for becoming the first candidate to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in the Virginia U.S. Senate race. As a Pledge signer, Parkinson boldly commits in writing to the taxpayers of Virginia to oppose and vote against any income tax hikes.

There are currently 189 Pledge signers in the U.S. House and 42 Pledge signers in the U.S. Senate. 85% percent of all congressional Republicans have made the written commitment to oppose higher taxes. In contrast, ZERO congressional Democrats have made that promise.

“I applaud Scott Parkinson for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge to the people of Virginia. By signing the Pledge, Parkinson shows his constituents that he is focused on the kitchen table issues that matter most to them,” said ATR President Grover Norquist. “Parkinson will be instrumental in pushing back against President Biden’s radical agenda,” continued Norquist.

Candidates running for public office like to say they will not raise taxes, but often turn their backs on the taxpayer once elected. The idea of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is simple enough: Make them put their no-new-taxes rhetoric in writing, so the promise is much harder to break.

For those candidates who refuse to sign the Pledge, voters should wonder why this politician chooses to leave the door open to tax hikes.

New candidates sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge regularly. Please visit the ATR Pledge Database for the most up-to-date information on the Pledge.