Democrat Snyder files for Senate District 17

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Gary Snyder

Democrat Gary Snyder, of Huntington, has filed paperwork to run for Indiana State Senate District 17. The district covers all of Wabash County and portions of Huntington, Whitley and Grant counties.

“I look forward to meeting voters of District 17 over the next 10 months,” said Snyder. “For too long, struggling Hoosier middle-class families have been ignored and that is about to change.”

Snyder announced that his campaign would focus on the following issues:

- Higher wages and taxation that benefits struggling middle-class fam- ilies; not just corporations and the wealthy.

- Fully and fairly fund public education and pre-K.

- Fix the Department of Child Services and protect abused and neglected children now.

- Legalize medical marijuana and stop filling our jails and prisons with non-violent drug users.

- Cold beer on Sundays.

Snyder is the president of the Indiana Talks Network and hosted “The Gary Snyder Show” on 1400 WBAT in Marion and 1190 WOWO in Fort Wayne.

Snyder has over 12 years of experience in the financial services industry, where he worked as an active trader, financial advisor, supervising principal and anti-money laundering officer.

Snyder served in the United States Army as a light infantryman, 10th Mountain Division, and in the National Guard as an infantryman and military policeman.

Snyder has been married to his wife, Pepper, for 22 years, and has seven children and four grandchildren. The Snyder family has also served as foster parents for Huntington children.