Dan Quiggle Signs ‘Taxpayer Protection Pledge’
The Americans for Tax Reform Pledge commits signers to “oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.”
Of the pledge Quiggle said, “Florida families are over-taxed.
Whether they call it a 'user fee' or a 'tax,' I will fight any attempt to
take more money from the pockets of working families.”
As the Florida Chairman of Americans for Prosperity, Quiggle has made the fight for lower taxes his signature issue. In 2008, his group rallied opposition to the Mayor's Jacksonville Journey program, labeling it as a $250 million property tax increase.
“I’m sick and tired of watching Republicans behave like Democrats. This pledge helps taxpayers hold the politicians accountable,” Quiggle added.
Americans for Tax Reform has offered the Pledge to all candidates for
federal and state office since 1987. To date, former President George W. Bush, 41 U.S. senators, and 192 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed it. Additionally, seven Governors and over 1,200 state legislators have added their names.
The special election for the State Senate seat formerly held by Jim King will be held on September 15th. Quiggle is one of four announced Republicans, though former State Representative Aaron Bean is expected to soon pull out of the race.