Herb Snyder

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Herb Snyder
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West Virginia State Senate District 16
Incumbent
In office
1997-2005, 2008-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position (current service)6
Years in position (previous service)8
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sShepherd College, 1977
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 7, 1953
Place of birthWinchester, VA
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Herb Snyder (b. September 7, 1953) is a Democratic member of the West Virginia State Senate, representing District 16. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Snyder earned his BS in Chemistry/Business from Shepherd College in 1977.

Snyder is the owner and director of Hydrochem Laboratories. Snyder's political career began with his service on the Jefferson County Commission from 1991 to 1996. He then served in the West Virginia State Senate from 1996 to 2004. He ran again in 2004 but was defeated.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Snyder served on the following committees:

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Organization, Chair
Natural Resources
Judiciary
Energy, Industry and Mining
Confirmations
Economic Development
Rules
Government Operations
Joint Government Organization
Rule-Making Review
Joint Judiciary
Water Resources

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2012

Snyder ran in the 2012 election for West Virginia State Senate, District 16. Snyder ran unopposed in the May 8 primary election and defeated James Kenneth Ruland (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

West Virginia State Senate, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHerb Snyder Incumbent 53.9% 20,764
     Republican James Ruland 46.1% 17,763
Total Votes 38,527

2008

On November 4, 2008, Herb Snyder won the open seat to the West Virginia State Senate, District 16. [5] Snyder raised $55,744 for his campaign, while Bob Adams raised $41,425.[6]

West Virginia State Senate, District 16 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Herb Snyder (D) 26,793 50.21%
Bob Adams (R) 26,569 49.79%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2008

Snyder raised $55,744 for the 2008 election.

His major contributors are listed below.[7]

Donor Amount
Cynthia Snyder $2,000
Jeremy Jacobs $1,500
Herbert Tyner $1,500
Sherri Pennington $1,000

Personal

Herb and his wife Stephanie have six children.

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Political offices
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West Virginia State Senate District 16
2008–present
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