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Jefferson County man re-elected to lead Young Democrats of America

August 01, 2011
  • Rod Snyder
Rod Snyder

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Rod Snyder of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., was re-elected president of Young Democrats of America at the organization’s biennial convention in Louisville, Ky.

Elected to a second, two-year term on Saturday, Snyder is only the second West Virginian to lead the organization in its 79-year history, according to a news release from the organization.

Snyder, as a result of his re-election, will retain his seat on the Democratic National Committee and will serve as an automatic delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

“It is a tremendous honor to serve as president of YDA at a time when youth participation in politics is surging,” Snyder said in the news release. “Voters under the age of 30 are once again poised to deliver the margin of victory for Democratic candidates across the country in 2012.”

Snyder works as director of public policy with the National Corn Growers Association in Washington, D.C., and lives on his family’s farm in Shenandoah Junction.

In 2004, Snyder was a candidate for the West Virginia House of Delegates and was named the state's Outstanding Young Democrat of the Year in 2005.

He is the son of West Virginia State Sen. Herb Snyder, D-Jefferson/Berkeley.

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