Grover G. Norquist is the president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), a coalition of taxpayer groups, individuals and businesses that opposes higher taxes at the federal, state and local levels. ATR is perhaps best known for the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which asks candidates for federal and state office to commit themselves in writing to oppose tax increases.
A native of Massachusetts, Grover also serves on the boards of the National Rifle Association of America and the American Conservative Union. He has authored the book, Leave Us Alone – Getting the Government’s Hands Off Our Money, Our Guns, Our Lives, and he serves as a Contributing Editor to the American Spectator Magazine and as president of the American Society of Competitiveness.
Grover also has served in the past on the Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce, the National Commission on Restructuring the Internal Revenue Service, and as an economist and chief speech-writer for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (1983-1984). Having worked on numerous political campaigns, Grover also has served as the executive director of the National Taxpayers’ Union and the College Republicans.
One of Washington’s most effective issues management strategists, Grover holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, both from Harvard University. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife, Samah and his daughter, Grace.