State Senator Brandon Creighton named ''Taxpayer Champion'' by TFR
TEXAS - Texans for Fiscal Responsibility (TFR) named their "Taxpayer Champions" for the 84th Legislative Session today, June 22. Senator Brandon Creighton was one of the 24 out of 181 legislators selected. Senator Brandon Creighton was one of the 24 out of 181 legislators selected.
Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, a project of Empower Texans, is a conservative political advocacy group based in Austin, Texas. The group has two main activities:
- The creation of an annual Fiscal Responsibility Index, a scorecard the group uses to grade legislators according to how well they protect the interests of taxpayers.
- The Taxpayer Pledge is signed by lawmakers who promise not to raise taxes
TFR sends mailers to voters informing them of the score their legislator received on TFR's Fiscal Responsibility Index. The group hands out the "Taxpayer Champion Awards" to legislators who score well on TFR's Fiscal Responsibility Index.
"I appreciate the distinction of being 1 of 24 selected from 181 legislators," said Senator Creighton. "Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your state senator!"
The stated mission of TFR is to "create and sustain a system of strong fiscal stewardship within all levels of Texas government, ensuring the greatest amounts of economic and personal liberty, and promoting public policies that provide individuals with the freedom to use their strengths and talents in pursuit of greater opportunities."
TFR advocates for limited government via reduced taxation and greater public accountability. The organization made a name for itself In 2007, when it pushed to return most of the state's $15.5 billion surplus to taxpayers.
TFR is a nonprofit organization and files as a 501(c)4.