Over the weekend, Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams stood before the State Republican Executive Committee of Texas and signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge for his U.S. Senate race. You can read more about the event over at Williams for United States Senate.

ATR congratulates Michael Williams for standing up for taxpayers and putting his promise in writing not to raise income taxes on U.S. taxpayers, especially during these difficult economic times.
To see ATR’s press release on Williams signing the Pledge, read more below the jump.
Michael Williams (R-TX) signs the Taxpayer Protection Pledge
U.S. Senate candidate promises to protect the family budget by signing “No New Tax” Pledge
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Commissioner Michael Williams, a Republican running for Texas’ U.S. Senate seat, recently signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). The Pledge commits signers to “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses … and oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.”
ATR has offered the Pledge to all candidates for federal office since 1987. To date, 35 U.S. senators, and 172 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, six Governors and over 1,100 state legislators have signed the Pledge.
“American taxpayers need candidates that understand the financial issues facing the U.S. today,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.
“By signing the Pledge, Michael Williams shows hardworking families that he understands that letting them keep more of their money is not only good for the family budget but good for the economy as well.”
“I strongly encourage every candidate for federal and state elective office to sign the Pledge,” Norquist continued.