Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates congressional candidate Troy Balderson for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a written commitment to the people of Ohio to oppose higher taxes.

Troy Balderson has lived his whole life in Southeastern Ohio. Troy has been the State Senator of Ohio’s 20th District since 2011. He is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. He is also a member of the Senate Finance Committee. Troy has a very conservative voting record. He voted to cut taxes by $5 billion, helped drop unemployment by five-percent, and restore Ohio’s funds without raising taxes.


 “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 grow the economy. Signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and holding the line on taxes is the first step in that process,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.


Candidates running for public office like to say they will not raise taxes, but often turn their backs on the taxpayer once elected. The Taxpayer Protection Pledge requires these candidates to put their rhetoric in writing. It is offered to every candidate for state and federal office and to all incumbents. Nearly 1,400 elected officials have signed the Pledge.


“We are ecstatic about Mr. Balderson’s commitment to the taxpayers of Ohio. I challenge all candidates for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” continued Norquist.