Candidate Survey: David Snyder for Wicomico County Central Committee
David Louis Snyder
County and District
Wicomico County CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 01 LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT: 37B COUNCILMANIC DISTRICT: 002 CIRCUIT COURT DISTRICT: 01 APPELLATE CIRCUIT COURT: 01 ELECTION DISTRICT: 02 MUNICIPAL DISTRICTS: MUA SENATORIAL DISTRICTS: 37
B.S. Horticulture and Agronomics
Business Owner of two decades Landscaping Firm and Maryland Nursery; Currently Security Officer for Parole and Probation State of Maryland
Third Term as 1st Vice President Wicomico County Republican Club
Why are you running for office?
The basic unit of our political system is the precinct. It is at the precinct level that elections are won or lost. The key person in the party organization representing the precinct is the Central Committee Member. This is why I am running.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
Helen Dietrich Bentley, who passed away on August 6, 2016. May she rest in peace. Helen was a family friend who played bridge with my Aunt who lived in the Baltimore Maryland area. Growing up I ran into her often she was my role model, I considered her a true conservative Republican, one I would strive to emulate in my political GOP affiliation.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
I have two: “God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of ‘Academic Freedom'” by William F. Buckley, Jr. He was arguably one of the most influential political intellectuals of the late 20th-century, and is credited with combining political conservatism with free-market capitalism and anti-Communism — thus shaping the ideology of the GOP as we know it today. and most insightful and influential analyses of American political society. and “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand. The story lays out the basic tenets of Rand’s philosophy, championing reason, individualism, capitalism, and “rational selfishness.”
What do you see as the role of the Central Committee?
The central committee is the governing body of the Republican Party of Wicomico County. The committee takes charge of choosing a Chairman, deciding on endorsements, and plotting a course for victory for Republican Party endorsed candidates each and every election cycle.
What is the biggest issue facing your county Republican Party?
As Vice President of the Wicomico County Club I recognize we need to recruit more active members of our local club.
What are the three biggest issues facing the Maryland Republican Party?
The super majority of the Democrats in the Maryland General Assembly, Gerrymandering which with Governors Hogans re-election I hope being on the Central Committee in 2020 I will be able to assist with the redistricting process. A select few members who do not support the state as a whole.
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
Abortion: I do not believe abortion is good morally when an individual does not want to accept the responsibility to be a parent. In the event of Rape and or Incest I still believe putting a baby up for adoption would be a more humane choice. Assisted Suicide: I do believe assisted suicide should be the decision of the person suffering.
What is your position on taxes and spending?
I do not support high taxes or useless spending. Things like healthcare, illegal immigration, and free higher education can all be provide for but not at the taxpayers expense. Governmental oversight needs an overhaul, especially on spending.
What is your position on gun rights?
I support the constitutional right to bear arms, however the license to carry permits should only be given to individuals who prove that they can actually be responsible and adept with the firearm
Do you believe that Maryland Republican Party primaries should be open to independent voters?
Do you believe that the state party and the county parties should be allowed to endorse in primary elections?
Do you believe that Maryland Republican Party auxiliary organizations should have a vote on the Maryland Republican Party executive committee?
Would you support limiting the terms of Maryland Republican Party officers to eight consecutive years in the same office?