Herb Snyder

Herbert S. Snyder (born September 7, 1953 in Winchester, Virginia) is a former Democratic member of the West Virginia Senate representing District 16.[1]

Herb Snyder
Member of the West Virginia Senate
from the 16th district
In office
January 14, 2009 – January 11, 2017
Preceded byJohn Yoder
Succeeded byPatricia Rucker
In office
January 8, 1997 – January 12, 2005
Preceded byJohn Yoder
Succeeded byJohn Yoder
Personal details
Born (1953-09-07) September 7, 1953 (age 67)
Winchester, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Stephanie Shaffer
Herb II
ResidenceShenandoah Junction, West Virginia, U.S.
Alma materShepherd College (B.S.)
ProfessionDirector, Environmental Chemistry Laboratory

Snyder served as a Jefferson County Commissioner from 1990 to 1996, when he was elected to his first term in the State Senate. He was reelected in 2000, defeating future Jefferson County Commissioner Greg Corliss. In 2004, he was defeated in the primary by former Ranson, West Virginia, Mayor Greg Lance, who went on to lose the November election to Republican John Yoder.

When Yoder announced he would run for State Circuit Court Judge in 2008, Snyder announced his bid for a third term. He defeated businessman Bob Adams, a Republican, in the November 2008 election.

After being elected to a fourth term in 2012, Snyder expressed interest in running for West Virginia's 2nd congressional district in 2014.[2]

Snyder is a chemist and operates Hydrochem Labs.[1] He lives in Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia, with his wife Stephanie.[1] The couple has six children, one of whom, Rod Snyder, is a former president of the Young Democrats of America.

In the 2016 election, Snyder did not run for re-election to the state Senate, instead running for the office of Jefferson County Clerk.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Project Vote Smart". Herb Snyder biography. Retrieved 2010-11-10.
  2. ^ "Snyder mulling run at Capito's seat". The Journal. November 27, 2012.
  3. ^ "Snyder won't seek re-election to W.Va. Senate; Skinner to contend for seat". The Journal. June 15, 2015. Retrieved February 1, 2016.

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