Rep. Pat Snyder announces re-election bid

DATE: April 10, 2018

Rep. Pat Snyder Announces Re-election Bid

Wausau-Wisconsin State Representative Pat Snyder announced his candidacy for re-election in the 85th Assembly District today.

“It is a great honor to serve the people of the 85th Assembly District as their voice in Madison,” Rep. Snyder said. “Over the last two years, I have worked to make meaningful progress to move our state forward, including improving the child welfare system, authoring Right to Try, and passing Sara’s Law. I look forward to continuing to make impactful reforms for the taxpayers in Marathon County and across the state.”

This session Rep. Snyder served as co-chair of the Speaker’s Task Force on Foster Care. The Task Force traveled the state to hear testimony from foster parents, foster children, biological parents, and other advocates. Under Rep. Snyder’s leadership, the members of the bipartisan Task Force jointly introduced a package of bills that addressed the concerns raised at public hearings statewide. 11 of these important bills were passed by both houses of the legislature and signed into law by Governor Walker.

“I am committed to remaining accessible and listening to the people of the 85th Assembly District. Whether it is at a community event, a meeting at a local coffee shop, or during my monthly office hours, the issues I hear about the most are supporting our local schools, affordable high-quality healthcare, and holding the line on taxes,” said Rep. Snyder. “I will continue to build upon our successes in these areas, including a record increase in K-12 education spending.”

Also during his first term, Rep. Snyder authored several proposals that have been signed into law. This includes legislation that will allow patients to receive exploratory medical treatment, legislation that provides protections for family law attorneys, a bill that provides resources for child neglect and abuse prevention, an increase in access to mental health records for foster parents, and the creation of a license for micro-markets.

The 85th Assembly District includes the Cities of Schofield and Wausau; the Villages of Rothschild, Elderon and Hatley; and the Towns of Bevent, Norrie, Weston, Easton, Reid, Franzen, and Ringle.