Delegate Greg Habeeb (R-District 8) and Senator Bill Stanley (R-District 19) won their respective special elections that took place on Tuesday.  Each candidate was the only candidate in his race to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.  By signing the Pledge they committed to the constituents of their districts and the Commonwealth of Virginia to “oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.” 

To date, twenty-nine members of the Virginia legislature have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.  Additionally, 13 governors and over 1,200 state legislators across the country have signed the Pledge.

“By signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and making this commitment to the taxpayers of their districts and the Commonwealth of Virginia, these new legislators are showing true leadership,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.  “Their commitments are a sign to the tax and spend interests that tax increases are off the table this session and as they continue to serve in their respective offices.”

ATR encourages candidates and sitting legislators who have not signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge to make this commitment to taxpayers.  More on the Pledge can be found here.  

“This past Tuesday turned out to be not only victories for Delegate Greg Habeeb and Senator Bill Stanley, but more importantly a victory for the taxpayers of the Commonwealth of Virginia,” added Norquist.

For a PDF copy of ATR's press release, click here.