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Grover Norquist

President, Americans for Tax Reform

Grover Norquist is the president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), a coalition of taxpayer groups, individuals and businesses opposed to higher taxes at both the federal, state and local levels. ATR organizes the TAXPAYER PROTECTION PLEDGE, which asks all candidates for federal and state office to commit themselves in writing to oppose all tax increases. To date, 172 House members, and 34 Senators have taken the pledge. On the state level, 7 governors and over 1100 state legislators have taken the pledge.  A native of Massachusetts, has been one of Washington’s most effective issues management strategists for over two decades.
Mr. Norquist also serves on the board of directors of the National Rifle Association of America, the board of directors of the American Conservative Union, is a Contributing Editor to the American Spectator Magazine, and serves as president of the American Society of Competitiveness.  He also the author of Leave Us Alone – Getting the Government’s Hands Off Our Money, Our Guns, Our Lives.