6th Congressional GOP candidate Adam Barringer makes taxpayer protection pledge

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Raised taxes 2 years in in a row as NSB mayor while not paying his own

Congressional candidate Adam Barringer makes tax pledge while conveniently forgetting he raised taxes as NSB mayor while not paying his own / Headline Surfer®Headline Surfer® video /

NEW SMYERNA BEACH, Fla. -- Sixth Congressional candidate Adam Barringer, whose political career is built on a flimsy house of cards with his charm and good looks as selling points, himself up, is now touting himself as "the first candidate in the race to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge!"

Barringer, the former two-term mayor of New Smyrna Beach, who is running as a running as a Republican, said: "As a small business owner and former mayor, I know that lower taxes will lread to more prosperity. "

This is the same politician, who in his final two years as mayor before exiting in 2014, voted to raise everyone else's taxes while not bothering to pay his own.

When confronted during his final months in the municipal post at a luncheonat by HeadlineSurfer.com with a video camera, Barringer made a funny face and walked off. By the close of business that day, the outstanding tax debt was finally shown as paid.

Editor's Note: This story is being updated. 


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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.