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.