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HJTA Pledge to Stand Up for Taxpayers

These candidates have signed the
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
Pledge to Stand Up for Taxpayers

Candidates in California for any office are invited to sign this pledge. Click here to download it.

I hereby make the following pledge:
I support Proposition 13, the initiative constitutional amendment passed by voters in 1978 to limit taxes and give taxpayers greater control over taxation.
I believe Proposition 13 is fair, valuing property for tax purposes as of the date of purchase and allowing only limited annual increases for inflation, in order to prevent the taxation of “paper profits.”
I believe taxpayers have a right to vote on all tax increases.
I support California’s system of citizen access to the initiative process.
I believe that a two-thirds vote of the electorate should be required to approve local bonds that must be repaid by property owners.
I support the Right to Vote on Taxes Act, Proposition 218, passed by voters in 1996 to strengthen the right of local taxpayers to vote on taxes and require a vote of property owners to approve assessments on property.


Karm Bains
Sutter County Supervisor District 4

Burton Brink
Assembly District 49

Mike Cargile
US Congressional District 35

Jonathan Fleming
San Jose City Council District 2

Joe Henderson
Yuba County Supervisor District 4

Toni Holle
Assembly District 52

Kevin Jeffries
Riverside County Supervisor District 1

Jessica Martinez
Assembly District 57

Ali Mazarei
Assembly District 61

Mike Murray
Placer County Supervisor District 3

Vicki Nohrden
Senate District 17

Buzz Patterson
US Congressional District 7

Christopher Raahauge
Assembly District 60

Nadia Renner
San Bernardino County Supervisor District 5

Arthur Schaper
Assembly District 66

Ron Sondergaard
Assembly District 10

Marcello Villeda
Assembly District 59

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