Candidates Asked to Sign “The Jersey First Pledge”

For Immediate Release

Candidates Asked to Sign “The Jersey First Pledge”

Lower Taxes, Cap State Spending, Open for Business


Millburn, New Jersey –  Rosemary Becchi, President of Jersey First, today released ‘The Jersey First Pledge’. The Pledge, which can be signed by public officials, candidates, business leaders, community leaders, and New Jersey citizens, highlights the strong desire of New Jerseyans to lower taxes and reduce state spending. The Pledge also allows voters to see which candidates truly embrace and support sound economic principles.

Jersey First was created to stand up for all New Jersey citizens and advocate for smart economic policies that are consistent with our core mission – to reduce taxes, cap state spending, and enact policies to attract and grow jobs. ‘The Jersey First Pledge’ is our first step in working to join with brave leaders who are willing to stand with us and give over-taxed New Jersey citizens the voice they need to fight for the economic reforms they desperately need,” said Becchi.

Becchi continued, “It is important for citizens to identify candidates who support making New Jersey affordable to live and work in again. With Election Day fast approaching, we felt it was important for voters to have a chance to ask candidates for office, from town council up to U.S. Senate, if they would sign this pledge, and see for themselves where candidates stand. We intend to make the list of individuals who have signed the pledge, public, for the citizens of New Jersey to view prior to voting in November,” said Becchi.

A sample pledge is attached. Pictures of candidates signing ‘The Jersey First Pledge’ can be found on social media with the hashtag #JerseyFirstPledge. To learn more about Jersey First and to join our grassroots effort to cut taxes in New Jersey, visit Also follow Jersey First on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.


Rosemary Becchi is a leading tax policy lawyer and consultant who was formerly counsel to the majority staff of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. She helped author the 529 College Savings Plan. Rosemary is a Strategic Advisor and Counsel at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, where she specializes in tax and financial services matters.


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