Lee Snodgrass

Lee Snodgrass

Candidate for Assembly District 57

Candidate Information

Candidate Biography

Lee has made the Fox Valley her home since 1995 where she resides in Appleton. She was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of a paper mill engineer and a registered nurse. Her family lived in Ohio and Delaware before relocating with James River Paper where she grew up in Green Bay. Lee attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison receiving a bachelor of arts in English. She began her career in marketing and communications at Fox River Paper Company, following in her father’s footsteps into the paper industry. Lee’s professional experience has spanned from private industry, independent consulting, to her current position in the not-for-profit sector working as the Director of Communications for Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes. The Council serves girls in 58 counties in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Her work through the Girl Scouts provides opportunity for service that align with her strong commitment to female empowerment through life changing experiences where girls are poised to make the world a better place. Lee’s values of engagement in the process and service to others are part of how she was raised, and how she raised her own children. She believes that when we invest in providing access to tools, resources, and opportunities for people to succeed we all benefit from this collective success. Lee’s passion for politics began early when her mother brought her to the voting booth as a child, instilling in her the sense of personal responsibility to participate in our democracy. As a college student, she was a campaign volunteer for both Tammy Baldwin’s first Assembly campaign and Russ Feingold’s first Senate campaign, continuing to be a key campaign volunteer in races from the John Kerry to the recent Clinton campaign. Her commitment to community and political engagement culminated with her election to the chair of the Democratic Party of Outagamie County in December of 2016. In June of 2019 Lee was elected by the state-wide members as the 2nd Vice Chair to the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. Lee has two children who motivate her to change the world. Her son is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her daughter is a senior at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. In rare free moments, Lee enjoys gardening, running near the river, a good book, and keeping people on their toes.

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