On Wednesday, Jan. 5, Gary Snyder announced he is running for the Democratic nomination for Indiana’s Third Congressional District. Snyder is the President of the Indiana Talks Network, a syndicated statewide news and opinion program, and publisher of The SnydeReport in Indiana and Michigan, a digital media publication.
For nearly four years, Snyder hosted The Gary Snyder Show on WBAT in Marion and later on WOWO in Fort Wayne. He has over 12 years of experience in the financial services industry where he worked as an active trader, financial advisor, supervising principal and was responsible for designing strategies to combat money laundering.
Snyder served in the U.S. Army and National Guard as a light infantryman and military police. He supports various initiatives to support active duty and retired military personnel.
He has been married to his wife Pepper for 26 years. They are the parents of seven children and have five grandchildren. They have also served as foster parents.
Snyder said he “is running to make a difference for residents of Northeast Indiana in Washington and to make the federal government work for all of us.”
“I am choosing the tragic anniversary of the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol as a backdrop for our campaign. Jim (Banks) pushed conspiracy theories and lies that directly led to the attacks, and for that, he should be held responsible,” Snyder said. “Let’s also remember Jim Banks has abandoned the Third District long ago as he sets his political ambitions to higher office.”
“Jim has abandoned the farmer in Huntington that needs expanded broadband to operate the ever evolving technology needed for today’s agriculture by voting against a bipartisan infrastructure bill,” Snyder continued. “Jim abandoned the police officer on the beat in Bluffton by voting against millions of dollars for police departments in the Third District that was part of the American Rescue Plan. Jim abandoned the middle-class family in Angola that depends on the child tax credit check they received each month to help pay the rent and utilities.”
“Jim’s political ambitions are extreme and do not include limiting insulin costs at $35 for the diabetic in Auburn, offering home health care for the elderly couple in Fort Wayne so they can stay in their home, or so every child in Columbia City has access to universal Pre-K. As your next Congressman, my commitment will be to serve all residents of the Third District.”