William Snyder

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William Snyder
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Florida House of Representatives District 82
Former member
In office
2006 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sMiami-Dade Community College (1976)
Bachelor'sFlorida Gulf Coast University (2010)
OtherFBI Academy (1999)
Date of birthSeptember 6, 1952
Place of birthNew York City, New York
ProfessionLaw Enforcement (retired)
William Snyder is a former Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 82 from 2006 to 2012.


Snyder's professional experience includes working as a Criminal Investigator/Major/Director in the Department of Law Enforcement of the Martin County Sheriff's Office.

He is a Board Advisor to the Association of Retarded Citizens of Martin County and a member of the Shared Services Network.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Snyder served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Snyder served on these committees:


Snyder did not provide answers to the Florida State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

Snyder's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 273 - "Sexual Activities Involving Animals: Prohibits knowing sexual conduct or sexual contact with an animal; prohibits specified related activities; provides that act does not apply to certain husbandry, conformation judging practices, & veterinary practices."
  • HB 1151 - "DNA Database: Designates act "DNA Database Act;" provides phase-in schedule whereby persons arrested for specified felony offenses will be required to provide DNA samples to FDLE until all felony arrestees will provide such samples; provides for statewide system for classifying, matching, & storing analyses of DNA & other data"
  • HB 7103 - "Mental Health: Creates Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment & Crime Reduction Act"

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.



See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Snyder did not run for re-election in 2012.[3]


See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Snyder ran for re-election to the 82nd District seat in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary or in the general election, which took place on November 2, 2010.[4]


On November 4, 2008, Snyder won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 82nd District, defeating Catherine Hilton (D). Snyder received 44,867 votes in the election while Hilton received 32,069 votes.[5] Snyder raised $169,898 for his campaign; Hilton raised $3,398.[6]

Florida House of Representatives, District 82
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png William Snyder (R) 44,867 58.3%
Catherine Hilton (D) 32,069 41.7%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Snyder raised $39,646 in contributions.[7]

His seven largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Snyder Sr, William D $2,696
Florida Chamber Of Commerce $2,000
Ronald L Book Governmental Consultants Inc $1,000
Florida State Correctional Officers $1,000
Florida Police Benevolent Association $1,000
Vista Health Plan $1,000
Florida Association Of Realtors $1,000


Below are Snyder's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[8]

Contributor 2008 total
FL Police Benevolent Assoc $3,000
Hospital Corporation of America $3,000
FL State Correctional Officers $2,500
FL Assoc of Realtors $2,000
FL Hospital Assoc $2,000

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Preceded by
Florida House of Representatives District 82
Succeeded by
MaryLynn Magar (R)