Rod Snyder, president of Young Democrats of America, released a statement Monday evening to announce he’s considering a run for Rep. Shelley Moore Capito‘s 2nd District seat.
“I have received a great deal of encouragement to enter the race. I am still considering a number of factors at this time; however, I do expect to make a final decision by the end of May about my candidacy.
“The 2014 midterm election is shaping up to be an important one for our state. The truth is that my generation could be the first in American history that fares worse than our parents in economic terms. It is a high priority for me that we elect someone who will make strategic investments in education and job creation while fighting every day to protect the interests of middle class families. I look forward to being a part of that conversation.”
Snyder, son of state Sen. Herb Snyder, has served as president of the national Young Democrats since July 2010. According to the group’s website, he currently works as an agriculture lobbyist in Washington, D.C. Snyder previously ran for the state House of Delegates in 2004. In 2008, he managed three successful campaigns in the state.
It looks like the race for Capito’s job could be a crowded one. Charleston lawyer Nick Casey is holding a press conference this afternoon, presumably to announce his candidacy for the 2nd District seat.