For immediate release – 7/13/09
District 62 Illinois House candidate Paul Mitchell of Hainesville today met with conservative activist Grover Norquist, head of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), and signed the ATR’s pledge to oppose and vote against tax increases.
Hundreds of state and federal legislators across the nation have signed this pledge, including 24 members of the Illinois House.
Norquist said that his organization has asked every legislator in the nation to take the pledge. “There is no one who hasn’t been asked, repeatedly,” Norquist said.
“Not only is Sandy Cole an extremist on abortion, but she’s coy about raising taxes, too,” Mitchell said. “She’s voted for the spending packages that include the tax increases, while decrying anyone who points out that she’s voted for tax increases. And she has repeatedly refused to promise not to do it again.”
“I’m calling on Sandy Cole to sign the ATR’s tax pledge,” Mitchell said.
Paul Mitchell is seeking the Republican nomination for State Representative in the 62nd District, which includes all or parts of Gurnee, Grayslake, Hainesville, Lake Villa, Round Lake Beach, Third Lake, Wildwood, and other villages in central Lake County. His opponent is two-term incumbent Sandy Cole, a Republican.