john rutherford

Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford (R-FL), candidate for Congress in Florida’s 4th  Congressional District, has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge to the American people. The Pledge is a written commitment to the citizens of Florida and to the American people to oppose all tax increases. Rutherford is running to replace retiring Congressman Ander Crenshaw.

Rutherford served as the Jacksonville Sheriff for more than a decade, and under his tenure, Jacksonville has seen the lowest crime rate in 40 years. Sheriff Rutherford practiced “lean-management” in his department, operating it in a cost-effective fashion. He initiated “community based problem solving,” hired more officers, and the crime rate dropped.

“The American people are tired of the tax-and-spend policies coming from Washington and they are looking for solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and get the economy going again. Signing the Pledge is the first step in that process.”

The Taxpayer Protection Pledge has been offered to every candidate for federal office since 1986. In the 114th Congress, 218 Congressmen and 48 Senators have signed the Pledge.

“We are ecstatic about Rutherford’s commitment to the taxpayers of Florida. I challenge all candidates for Florida’s 4th Congressional District to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” continued Norquist.

John Rutherford will run in Florida’s 4th Congressional District Primary on August 30th.