William Snyder (politician)

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William Snyder
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 82 district
In office
Personal details
Born (1952-09-06) September 6, 1952 (age 65)
New York City, US
Political party Republican
Profession law enforcement

William D. Snyder (born September 6, 1952) is the Martin County, Florida sheriff and former Republican politician who served as the District 82 representative in the House of Representatives of the State of Florida.

He was first elected to the Florida House in 2006 and was re-elected both in 2008 and 2010. As a representative, he served on the Florida House Appropriations, Criminal & Civil Justice, and Finance & Tax Committees during his tenure. He was chairman of both the Judiciary Committee and the Criminal & Civil Justice Committee.

He earned his Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice in 1976 from Miami-Dade Community College. He graduated from the FBI Academy at the University of Virginia in 1999 and Florida Gulf Coast University in 2010.

He worked as a police officer at the Miami-Dade Police Department (formerly Metro-Dade) for 20-years. In 1994, he joined the Martin County Sheriff's Office as a captain and chief criminal investigator. Snyder was soon promoted to major and became the Director of Law Enforcement for the entire agency.

In 2012, Snyder was elected as the 8th sheriff of Martin County, Florida, and subsequently re-elected to a second term in 2016 with 78% of the vote.