Snyder Wins DFL Primary!

David Snyder Wins DFL Primary in CD-6!

For Immediate Release

Tom Beckfeld


CARVER, Minn. – David Snyder, the DFL-endorsed candidate for Congress in the 6th released the following statement after winning the party’s primary election on Tuesday night:

“I’d like to thank the Democrats in the 6th District for awarding me the honor of representing them in our race to take back this seat for all working families.”

“I promise to offer real, practical solutions to the hard-working citizens of our district. I know that working families are struggling to break even and wages have failed to keep up with the rising costs of living. I have personally experienced these struggles and every day I thank God that I have my union brothers and sisters working together to help all of us earn a fair wage and an opportunity to live the American dream.”

“We are known for those we count as friends and as candidates running for office, we are known for who we endorse.”

“I endorse the great Labor organizations in this state; the Minnesota Farmers Union; Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Representative Betty McCollum. These are people and organizations who work hard every day for working families.’

“My opponent endorses Donald Trump and while many of his party have criticized the remarks Trump has made (including this afternoon), my opponent defends his remarks. The choice is clear.”

“As a veteran I know that country comes before party. As your congressperson I promise that will be the philosophy that guides my every action. “


David Snyder, the DFL-endorsed candidate in the 6th Congressional District, is an Army veteran and iron worker with Local 512. He lives in Carver, with his wife Sue. He has a son, a step daughter, and 2 grandchildren.

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David Endorsed By U.S. Representative Betty McCollum!

I am pleased to announce that I have received the endorsement of U.S. Representative Betty McCollum! Betty’s continuous leadership in Washington for the people of Minnesota’s fourth district has been incredible. She has been a champion for organized labor and I am looking forward to joining her next January in Congress. We will build bridges together and keep moving America forward!


‘Time to Turbo-Charge This Recovery’

CARVER, Minn. – David Snyder, the DFL-endorsed candidate for Congress in the 6th District, kicked off his general election campaign on Tuesday by calling on Congress to “get to work on making our economy work for Minnesota families.”

“We’ve come a long way since the economic crisis,” said Snyder, an Army veteran and iron worker with Local 512. “But there’s still a long way to go to create an economy that works for all who are willing to work for it. It’s time to turbo-charge this recovery.”

Snyder, who won the DFL endorsement on May 21 in St. Cloud, has spent the last two weeks touring the district.

“I’ve met people from St. Cloud to Forest Lake and one thing is clear: absolutely nobody is looking forward to months of politicians throwing out empty platitudes and petty attacks because they don’t have answers on real issues. Our campaign won’t go down that road. We’re going to face the big issues and tell the hard truths – because voters in the 6th District deserve to be treated like adults.”

To build a broad, lasting recovery, Snyder is calling for:

  • A long-term transportation bill that funds transit in the metro and highways and rail in rural and exurban portions of the 6th District – creating jobs today and fueling economic growth for years to come.
  • An increase in the federal minimum wage, indexed for inflation, so the value of work keeps pace with base level profit increases.
  • Full federal funding for special education so our local schools can use their resources to prepare our kids to compete in a global economy – not cover for the federal government’s broken promises.

“America is a great country,” Snyder said. “Keeping it that way requires hard work and responsible investment. The difference between me and Tom Emmer is that I’m willing to admit that – and follow through on it.”


David Snyder, the DFL-endorsed candidate in the 6th Congressional District, is an Army veteran and iron worker with Local 512. He lives in Carver with his wife. They have two children and two grandchildren.

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Official Campaign Announcement!

Snyder Enters Congressional Race

Army Veteran Vows to Put Service Ahead of Partisan Games


Filing for candidacy!

Carver, Minnesota—Saying it’s time for a “new approach to new problems”, U.S. Army veteran David Snyder announced he’s running for the DFL endorsement in the 6th Congressional District.

“We have to move past the partisan gridlock and focus on the real issues facing the district,” he said. “We need to fix our roads and bridges, we need affordable higher education and we need a congress that’s focused on fixing problems more than just getting re-elected every few years. We don’t need to make America great again, America is already great. We need to make Congress great again and that starts by cleaning house.”

Snyder graduated from Lincoln High School in Floodwood, Minnesota. After serving 7 years in the Army, he earned a degree from University of Minnesota, Duluth. The Army reactivated Snyder in 1991 to serve training helicopter pilots for Operation Desert Storm. After serving, Snyder returned home and became a union iron worker.

“Higher education is critical,” he said. “The places that are investing in it are winning. It’s that simple. If we don’t address this issue, we will fall behind globally and I refuse to let that happen. America is a leader, not a follower, and I’ll defend that legacy.”

“The same holds true for our infrastructure. We need real and long term investment in everything from our crumbling highway system to modernizing our electrical grid, airports, sea ports and pipelines. Doing this is a basic function of government and it will create thousands of good jobs that can’t be shipped overseas.”

“What happens in the next few years is going to affect us for a long time,” he said. “I don’t want to look back in 10 or 20 years and say I didn’t do my best to leave our country in a strong position for my family or the great people of the Sixth District. What we do now matters and there’s no time to waste in owning up to the challenges confronting us.”

“We need more people in Washington D.C. who are willing to put doing what’s right ahead of the same old partisan games,” he said.

A Little Bit About David

Let me start by letting you know a little about myself.  I attended University of Minnesota Duluth and have a BA in Political Science and Criminology.  While there I was a member of the University Student Senate and later became Chair of the University of Minnesota Student Senate.  In addition, I spent 7 years in the U.S. Army as a Chief Warrant Officer 3 helicopter pilot.  I was activated for Desert Storm and was stationed at Fort Rucker, AL training flight students.  For the last 20 years, I have worked as a union iron worker for local 512 here in St. Paul, where I hold the position of trustee.David