Former Falls Church Mayor and four-term City Council member David Snyder formally announced today his candidacy for re-election to a fifth consecutive term on the F.C. City Council in the upcoming May municipal election. Snyder is now one of nine announced candidates for the election to four seats on the Council this May.
There are six citizens, including incumbent Council members Hal Lippman and Dan Sze, who will be seeking the endorsement of the Citizens for a Better City (CBC) group at its nominating convention this Saturday, and three others, including Snyder, who intend to run as independents without the CBC’s blessing. They include Ira Kaylin and Johanna Berry.
Snyder, who served as F.C.’s mayor from 1998 to 2000 before running as the GOP nominee in an unsuccessful bid to unseat Democratic Del. Jim Scott, served on the City’s Housing Corporation before first being elected to the F.C. Council in 1994. On the Council, he served on the contract negotiating group for the Henderson Middle School construction, facilitated the fire station building and Community Center renovation, and was chair of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority and and the Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee. He is currently chair of the region’s Transportation Planning Board.
In his statement issued today, Snyder said, “Working together, we have overcome natural catastrophes and man-made threats and have achieved great schools, excellent public services, and a high quality of life that reflects our unique history and culture. Our community is up to any challenge so long as our leaders listen to the people, make balanced and rational decisions, cooperate with our neighbors, encourage commercial activity, plan for the future and look for better ways to do things.”