Wes Nakagiri is the first county commission candidate in the state of Michigan to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge of the Grover Norquist-led Americans for Taxpayer Reform. Nakagiri is running to represent District 3 on the Livingston County Board of Commissioners, which consists of Tyrone Township, and Hartland Township except Precinct 2. Nakagiri is also endorsed by Michigan Right to Life.
In a release, Nakagiri said he will “oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.”
Sponsored by American for Tax Reform (ATR), The Taxpayer Protection Pledge has been available for more than 29 years. During this time, nearly 1,400 elected officials have signed the pledge. “I am honored to be Michigan’s first County Commission Candidate to have signed this important pledge,” said Nakagiri.
According to his release, Nakagiri has been a leader in the conservative movement in Livingston County since 2009. He has successfully led efforts to defeat tax increases, millage increases, and special interest tax handouts.
“Even though I’ve been a strong advocate for county taxpayers for nearly a decade, I felt it was important to put my commitment in writing,” Nakagiri said. “Voters shouldn’t have to settle for less.”