Vic Snyder

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Vic Snyder
Former U.S. Representative from Arkansas's 2nd District
From: January 3, 1997 - January 3, 2011
Predecessor Ray Thornton
Successor Timothy Griffin
Party Democrat
Spouse(s) Betsy Singleton
Religion Methodist

Victor F. "Vic" Snyder (born September 27, 1947 in Medford, Oregon) served as the Democratic U.S. Representative from Arkansas' 2nd congressional district from 1997 to 2011. He was a member of the Armed Services, Veterans' Affairs and Joint Economic Committees. Snyder was considered the most liberal member of the Arkansas federal delegation. He voted against the 2003 partial-birth abortion ban act and opposed a state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. In 2002, Snyder voted against authorizing military force in Iraq.

Snyder voted for President Obama's $787 billion economic stimulus package, claiming it would "create millions of jobs."[1]

On January 15, 2010 Snyder announced he would not seek reelection in 2010, just after a poll from SurveyUSA showed him trailing his Republican opponent Timothy Griffin by 17-points.[2]


  1. Rep. Vic Snyder, "Snyder Statement On American Recovery And Reinvestment Act Conference Report," Press Release, 2/13/09