Candidates running for the Georgia House of Representatives were each sent a copy of the Georgia FairTax® pledge to sign. Here is what the pledge stated:
I, (Name), a candidate for the Georgia House of Representatives, District # (No.) after considerable thought and study, am convinced that the Georgia FairTax would provide much needed economic stimulus, job creation and a restoration of equal treatment under the law to the Georgia tax system. Additional benefits of the Georgia FairTax would include its use as a proof of concept for the federal FairTax initiative. I also respect and appreciate that, if elected, the people of Georgia will have given me a platform from which to help elevate issues which benefit them. As such, I pledge to actively work to promote the benefits of the Georgia FairTax. Such active promotion will consist of, among other things, the following items:
- I will work with my colleagues in the Georgia House to ensure that the Georgia FairTax bill (currently HB 1141) will be reintroduced into the House at the beginning of the 2017 session of the General Assembly and all subsequent sessions as long as I serve in that body unless it passes into law before then, that
- I will promote the benefits of the Georgia FairTax to my House colleagues and encourage them to sign on as co-sponsors, that
- I will facilitate and support Georgia FairTax presentations for my colleagues to enable them to better understand the proposal’s many benefits to the citizens of Georgia, and that
- I will use interviews and other forms of public appearances to educate both my constituency, as well as the general public, on the benefits of the Georgia FairTax and will use these opportunities to consistently and enthusiastically advocate for the Georgia FairTax.
The candidates were asked to sign and return the pledge. Click here to return to the Georgia House of Representatives Candidate List.