Woodbridge, VA - Republican gubernatorial candidate and Chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors Corey Stewart signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayer Protection Pledge and called on Ed Gillespie to do the same.
"Voters know the problem with politics is lying politicians who refuse to take a position and avoid accountability like the plague," Stewart said. "By signing this pledge, I'm asking Virginians to hold me accountable to my promises. As governor, not only I will refuse to sign any legislation that increases taxes, I'll call for the General Assembly to deliver tax cut legislation to my desk so we can unleash Virginia's economy again," Stewart said.
"No Republican should have a problem signing this pledge, but liberal lobbyist Ed Gillespie will refuse to put pen to paper to prove he opposes new taxes," Stewart said. "I hope Ed will show Virginian voters he's operating in good faith by signing this pledge," he concluded.
The Taxpayer Protection Pledge made famous by anti-tax champion Grover Norquist reads as follows:
I, Corey A. Stewart, pledge to the taxpayers of the Commonwealth of Virginia, that I will oppose and veto any and all efforts to increase taxes.