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Pam Snyder

Pam Snyder

Pamela M. Snyder (born November 20, 1955) is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, serving since 2013.[2] She represents the 50th district. Snyder previously served for nine years as a Greene County Commissioner.[3][4]

Pam Snyder
Snyder in 2022
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 50th district
Assumed office
January 1, 2013[1]
Preceded byBill DeWeese
Personal details
Born (1955-11-20) November 20, 1955
Dry Tavern, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic
Residence(s)Jefferson, Greene County, Pennsylvania


A native of Greene County, Pennsylvania, Snyder graduated from Jefferson-Morgan High School. She attended the County Leadership Training Institute at New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Before being elected state representative, Snyder served for 6 years as the Chief Office Deputy in the Greene County Sheriff's Office in the 1980s. From 1990 to 1992, she worked for the Greene County Commissioners as an administrative assistant; following her time with the commissioners' unit she worked as an Assistant Project Engineer, from 1992 to 1994, for the Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. Snyder spent nine years as a commissioner to Greene County Board of Commissioners, serving as its chairwoman throughout her tenure on the board.

Snyder was employed as the senior aide to U.S Representative Frank Mascara from 1994 to 2002. During that time Mascara represented the 20th district, which turned into the 18th district after the 2000 census, covering parts of the Greene, Allegheny, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland counties. Snyder was elected state representative in November 2012, defeating Republican Mark Fischer, a Waynesburg businessman and borough councilman. She succeeded H. William DeWeese, who resigned his seat after being convicted of five felony charges of conflict of interest, theft and criminal conspiracy on accusations that two members of his staff used state resources to campaign for political office.


Committee Assignments

  • Agriculture & Rural Affairs[5]
  • Consumer Affairs[5]
  • Environmental Resources & Energy[5]
  • Labor & Industry[5]


  1. "SESSION OF 2013 - 197TH OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 1" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 2013-01-01.
  2. "SNYDER, Pam" (PDF). Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
  3. AP (19 August 2012). "State Democrats choose Pam Snyder to run for ex-Rep. Bill DeWeese's seat". WITF. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  4. Barcousky, Len (18 August 2013). "Greene County commissioner Pam Snyder to replace DeWeese as Democratic candidate". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  5. "Representative Pam Snyder". The official website for the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Retrieved 2022-01-17.
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