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Jon Coupal is President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, has accepted appointment to National Taxpayers Union Board of Directors. NTU is an organization that is continually championing taxpayer issues both here in California and nationally. This will allow HJTA members to benefit from the national exposure NTU offers and make both organizations stronger.

Coupal is (and will remain) President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA), and Chairman of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Foundation; both organizations were founded by the leader of the California Tax Revolt that passed the landmark Proposition 13 in 1978. Coupal brings over three decades of experience working on tax issues and fighting for taxpayers to NTU’s board.

“I look forward to working with NTU members and its outstanding leadership team,” said Coupal. “The battles ahead over taxes and spending may well determine if our Country prospers or if we are to continue down the road to mediocrity or worse.”

HJTA and NTU have a history of working successfully together to take on taxpayer issues including defeating increased parcel property taxes (Proposition 88, 2006) and the passage of limitations on fee hikes (Proposition 26, 2010).

“Jon has long been a friend and ally to NTU and our members” said NTU President Pete Sepp. “Now we look forward to calling him a colleague and working even more effectively to alleviate the dire burdens facing America’s taxpayers.”

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers association is California’s largest taxpayer organization with over 250,000 members. It serves as the watchdog over taxpayers’ rights and Proposition 13, which limits property tax increases and sets vote standards that must be met to impose new or increased taxes. More information is available at

National Taxpayers Union, “The Voice of America’s Taxpayers”, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working for lower taxes, smaller government, and economic freedom at all levels. More information on NTU’s work is available at