As primary voters head to the voting booths in California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota, they deserve to know where their congressional candidates stand on vital pocketbook issues such as taxes and spending. Candidates often campaign in opposition to higher taxes, but disregard campaign promises once they take office.

Fortunately for taxpayers in these states, numerous candidates have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a written commitment to oppose and vote against all income tax hikes.

The following candidates signed the Pledge:

California

  • U.S. Congress
    • Doug LaMalfa (CA-01)
    • Scott Jones (CA-03)
    • Kevin Kiley (CA-03)
    • Tom McClintock (CA-04)
    • John Duarte (CA-13)
    • David Giglio (CA-13)
    • Kevin McCarthy (CA-20)
    • David Valadao (CA-22)
    • Matt Jacobs (CA-26)
    • Young Kim (CA-40)
    • Ken Kallvert (CA-42)
    • Michelle Steel (CA-45)
    • Brian Maryott (CA-49)
    • Christopher Rodriguez (CA-49)
    • Darrell Issa (CA-50)
  • U.S. Senate
    • Mark Meuser
  • State Incumbents
    • Devon Mathis (SH-26)
    • Melissa Melendez (SS-28)
    • Vince Fong (SH-34)
    • Phillip Chen (SH-55)
    • Steven S. Choi (SH-68)
    • Randy Voepel (SH-71)
    • Janet Nguyen (SH-72)
    • Marie Waldron (SH-75)
    • Brian Maienschein (SH-77)
  • State Challengers
    • Jeff McKay (SS-4)
    • Kate Sanchez (SH-71)

Iowa

  • U.S. Congress
    • Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-01)
    • Nicole Hasso (IA-03)
    • Zach Nunn (IA-03)
    • Randy Freenstra (IA-04)
  • State Incumbents
    • Dennis Guth (SS-4)
    • Jason Schultz (SS-9)
    • Matt Windschitl (SH-17)
    • Steven Holt (SH-18)
    • Brad Zaun (SS-20)
    • Cecil Dolecheck* (SH-24)
    • Craig Johnson (SS-32)
    • Eddie Andrews (SH-39)
    • Jeffrey Reichman (SS-42)
    • Roby Smith (SS-47)
    • Dave Deyoe (SH-49)
    • Jarad Klein* (SH-78)
  • State Challengers
    • Austin Harris (SH-26)

Mississippi

  • U.S. Congress
    • Ronald Neil Eller Jr. (MS-02)
    • Michael Guest (MS-03)
    • Steve Palazzo (MS-04)
  • State Incumbents
    • Steve Hopkins (SH-7)
    • Josh Harkins (SS-20)
    • Dean Kirby (SS-30)
    • Chris Caughman (SS-35)
    • Melanie Sojourner (SS-37)
    • Angela Burks Hill (SS-40)
    • Dennis DeBar (SS-43)
    • Jeremy England (SS-51)
    • Joel Bomgar (SH-58)
    • Stephen Horne (SH-81)
    • Bill Pigott (SH-99)
    • Jansen Owen (SH-106)
    • Charles Busby (SH-111)
    • Richard Bennett (SH-120)

Montana

  • U.S. Congress
    • Matt Rosendale (MT-02)
  • State Incumbents
    • Steve Gunderson (SH-1)
    • Mark Blasdel (SS-4)
    • Linda Reksten (SH-12)
    • Brian Hoven (SS-13)
    • Paul Fielder (SH-13)
    • Dan Bartel (SS-15)
    • Steve Hinebauch (SS-18)
    • Kenneth Bogner (SS-19)
    • Douglas Kary (SS-22)
    • Cary Smith (SS-27)
    • Casey Knudsen (SH-33)
    • Gordon Vance (SS-34)
    • Barry Usher (SH-40)
    • Ron Marshall (SH-87)
    • Brad Tschida (SH-97)
  • State Challengers
    • Terry Falk (SH-8)
    • Bryan Haysom (SS-34)

New Jersey

  • U.S. Congress
    • Bob Healy (NJ-03)
    • Mike Crispi (NJ-04)
    • Mike Blasi (NJ-04)
    • Frank Pallotta (NJ-05)
    • Nick DeGregorio (NJ-05)
    • Tom Toomey (NJ-06)
    • Tom Kean Jr. (NJ-07)
  • State Incumbents
    • Louis Greenwald (SH-06)
    • Christopher Connors (SS-09)
    • James Holzapfel (SS-10)
    • Gregory McGuckin (SH-10)
    • John Catalano (SH-10)
    • Robert Clifton (SH-12)
    • Ronald Dancer (SH-12)
    • Samuel D Thompson (SS-12)
    • Declan O’Scanlon (SS-13)
    • Shirley Turner (SS-15)
    • Jon Bramnick (SS-21)
    • Michael Doherty (SS-23)
    • John DiMaio (SH-23)
    • Aura Dunn (SH-25)
    • Anthony M Bucco Jr (SS-25)
    • Brian Bergen (SH-25)
    • Joe Pennacchio (SS-26)
    • Jay Webber (SH-26)
    • Edward H Thomson (SH-30)
    • Sean Kean (SH-30)
    • Robert Auth (SH-39)
    • Holly Schepisi (SS-39)
  • State Challengers
    • Seth Grossman (SS)
    • Andrew Pachuta (SH)
    • Denise Gonzalez (SH)
    • Jonathan H Sym (SH)
    • Scott Pollack (SH)
    • Tom Kean Jr previously held SS-21, now running for US house NJ-07

New Mexico

  • U.S. Congress
    • Yvette Herrell (NM-02)
  • State Incumbents
    • William Sharer (SS-01)
    • John Patrick Woods (SS-07)
    • Gregg William Schemedes (SS-19)
    • Matk Moores (SS-21)
    • Stefani Lord (SH-22)
    • Stuart Ingle (SS-27)
    • Gay Kernan (SS-42)
    • Jane E. Powdrell-Culbert (SH-44)
    • Cathrynn Brown (SH-55)
    • Candy Ezzell (SH-58)

South Dakota

  • U.S. Congress
    • David Johnson (SD-00)
    • Taffy Howard (SD-00)
  • State Incumbents
    • Lana Greenfield (SH-02)*
    • Ernie Otten Jr. (SH-06)
    • Aaron Aylward (SH-06)
    • Tom Pischke (SS-25)
    • Jon Hansen (SH-25)
    • Julie Frye Mueller (SS-30)
    • Phil Jensen (SH-33)
    • Taffy Howard (SH-33)
    • David Johnson (SS-33)
    • Tony Randolph (SH-35)
    • Timothy Ray Goodwin (SH)

There are currently 180 Pledge signers in the U.S. House and 44 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.

In President Biden’s first year, he championed a multi-trillion tax and spend bill, which includes the largest tax increase since 1968. These tax hikes would disproportionately hurt workers, retirees, consumers, and small businesses. Taxpayers should expect more of the same for the remainder of his presidency. 

“Voters have a right to know where candidates stand on taxes before heading to the voting booth,” added Norquist. “The Taxpayer Protection Pledge is a simple litmus test that tells voters I’ll work to protect your wallet. I encourage all candidates for elected office to make this commitment today.”  

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