|North Carolina State Senate District 50|
|North Carolina State Senate|
|Bachelor's||Wake Forest State University, 1967|
|Place of birth||Asheville, NC|
John Snow (b. October 24, 1945) was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 50 of the North Carolina State Senate. He is a former Democratic member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 50 from 2005-2011.
Snow earned his B.A. from Wake Forest State University in 1967. He then receive his Law Degree in 1970.
Snow is a former Assistant District Attorney. He was in the United States Army in 1967. He then worked as a District Court Judge from 1976 to 1986. From 1986 to 2004 he was Chief District Court Judge.
While a member of the North Carolina State Senate, Snow served on the following committees:
- Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Appropriations/Base Budget Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Education/Higher Education Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Judiciary II Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Mental Health & Youth Services Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Transportation Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Snow's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"After a lifetime of living, working, and raising a family in Western North Carolina Senator Snow understands the people of the mountains. His work as both a prosecutor and a judge gives him a firsthand view of the lives and conditions of mountain people. Senator Snow understands that children are a blessing and need to be cherished and protected against corrupting influences."
- Excerpt:"Senator Snow worked to pass legislation that provides law enforcement the capability to prosecute people who solicit sex from children over the internet. Additionally Senator Snow is a sponsor of Jessica’s Law. Named for nine year old Jessica Lunsford, who was brutally raped and killed by a released child molester, this bill will provide local law enforcement the tools it needs to monitor released sexual predators who live in our communities and let parents know of their presence."
Faith and the Family
- Excerpt:"In Western North Carolina we have a proud heritage of living, learning, and respecting one another. We believe that life is sacred and our laws need to reflect that we respect this fundamental belief."
Snow ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 8 and was defeated by incumbent Jim Davis (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. The race was a rematch of the 2010 battle when Davis unseated Snow from the State Senate.
|North Carolina State Senate, District 50, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Jim Davis Incumbent||57.1%||50,421|
Snow defeated Democratic primary challenger James Goodman on May 4, 2010.
On November 4, 2008, Snow was elected to the 50th District Seat in the North Carolina State Senate, besting Susan C. Pons (R).  Snow raised $171,872 for his campaign, while Pons raised $73,147. 
|North Carolina Senate, District 50 (2008)|
|John Snow (D)||40,971|
|Susan C. Pons (R)||44,261|
In 2008, Snow collected $171,872 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|North Carolina Democratic Senate CMTE||$10,791|
|North Carolina Association of Realtors||$8,000|
|North Carolina Democratic Party||$6,081|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||$6,000|
Snow and his wife Sheila have four children.
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- Senator Snow's campaign
- Senator Snow's online senate office
- Official North Carolina State Senate website
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004
- Senator Snow State Surge
- Senator Snow's facebook
|North Carolina State Senate District 50
| Succeeded by|
Jim Davis (R)