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Rod Snyder launches campaign for West Virginia House of Delegates

By Staff | Oct 2, 2015

Rod Snyder has announced his candidacy for the West Virginia House of Delegates in the 67th District for the 2016 election.

“I am excited to announce that I am running for the West Virginia House of Delegates in the 67th district. Jefferson County is fortunate to have a history of strong representation in the West Virginia legislature, and I want to build on those successes. As a lifelong resident of the 67th district, there’s nowhere else I would rather dedicate myself to public service,” said Snyder.

“No candidate or political party can claim to have all of the answers to the challenges we face, but we have a responsibility to work together to make our community and our state stronger. This starts by investing in West Virginia’s greatest resource, our people. As a member of the legislature, I will work tirelessly to expand access to quality education, improve our infrastructure, ensure economic opportunity and security for working families, and increase participation in our democratic process.

“While the political discourse in our state and nation has deteriorated, I still believe that government can be a force for good in people’s lives and that public service remains a noble calling. I look forward to spending the next year speaking with voters across the 67th district to identify concerns and work together on solutions that will make the Eastern Panhandle an even better place to call home.”

Snyder is a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. For more than a decade, he has been a national leader in agriculture policy and an advocate for farmers in West Virginia and across the country. He currently serves as president of a nonprofit organization focused on advancing sustainable agriculture in the U.S.

He is a member of a number of civic organizations at the local and national levels including the Jefferson County Farm Bureau, Jefferson County League of Women Voters, Jefferson County Historical Society, Shepherdstown Community Club, Jefferson County Democratic Executive Committee, American Council of Young Political Leaders and Truman National Security Project.

In addition, Snyder is well known for his tenure as national president of the Young Democrats of America from 2010 – 2013 where he worked to engage young people in the political process in all fifty states. He has traveled to Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe to speak about American democracy and has made appearances on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, CBS News and C-SPAN to offer political analysis.

Snyder is a graduate of Faith Christian Academy in Martinsburg and received a B.A. in Political Science from Eastern University near Philadelphia. He resides on his family’s farm in Shenandoah Junction.