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Friday, April 18, 2014

Patrick Snyder

Candidate For Assembly District 85

Patrick Snyder

Candidate Background


129 Charles St
Schofield, WI 54476-1202

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Candidate Biography

From candidate Website

Patrick James Snyder was born October 10th, 1956 to Ray and Joan Snyder in Boone, Iowa. His father worked for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad and was transferred to Milwaukee, WI when Pat was 4 years old. Pat grew up in Milwaukee attending Mother of Good Counsel grade school on the city’s northwest side.
After freshman year in high school his father received a promotion and was transferred to Oelwein, IA where Pat graduated from high school in 1974. Pat attended the University of Iowa and earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in broadcast communications. Pat met his wife Shawn while attending Iowa. She received a BSN in Nursing from the University of Iowa in 1979. They were married June 7th, 1980.
Pat’s first job in radio was at KDLS in Perry, Iowa in 1979, with jobs at stations in Marshalltown, IA, Kewanee, IL, and Ottumwa, Iowa. Pat and Shawn welcomed their daughter Amy on February 6th, 1985 and then their son Daniel on April 19th, 1987.
In 1995 Pat was recruited by the President of Indian Hills Community College as the Public Information Director. Besides handling press releases, college catalogs and marketing, Pat was given the task of creating a radio sports network for the college purchasing the airtime, producing the games for broadcast and raising the funds to cover expenses and with the remaining profit going toward athletic scholarships.
In November of 2000 Pat applied for a radio talk host position at WSAU in Wausau. It was a chance to return to the Badger state and work in the radio medium he always sought. Over the last eleven years, he hosted and produced one of the most popular talk shows in central Wisconsin, interviewing news makers on the local, state and national level. One highlight included a two week trip to Iraq. While there he spent time with area troops and broadcasted live back to Wausau.