Copy of Grover Norquist

Grover Norquist

president of Americans for Tax Reform

Grover Norquist is the president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), a taxpayer advocacy group he founded in 1985 at former President Reagan’s request. ATR works to limit the size and cost of government and opposes higher taxes at the federal, state, and local levels and supports tax reform that moves toward taxing consumed income one time at one rate.

ATR organizes the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which asks all federal and state office candidates to commit themselves in writing to oppose all net tax increases. In the 115th Congress, 212 House members and 45 senators have taken the pledge.

Norquist chairs the Washington, D.C.-based Wednesday Meeting, a weekly gathering of more than 150 elected officials, political activists and movement leaders. The meeting started in 1993 and takes place in ATR’s conference room. There are now 48 similar center-right meetings in 40 states.

Norquist also serves on the board of the Parental Rights Organization and the board of the Center for the National Interest (formerly the Nixon Center).

From 2000 to 2018, he served on the board of directors of the National Rifle Association of America.

He is a contributing editor to American Spectator and serves as president of the American Society of Competitiveness.