Candidate Profile
Vance Snider

Republican , Texas


Vance Snider
U.S. Rep., Dist.13

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Reported by Candidate

SMART-TD, King County Sheriff

Selected Contributions


Sheet Metal Workers International Association (2018)
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (2019)







Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree   

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree   

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only in the event there is risk to the mother’s life.


It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.


Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

The Social Security system has been around since the depression era. We have not been able to keep up with the demand as our country as advanced and grown. Our Government needs to restructure the Social Security system to include not taxing those who draw a social security check.

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

Stop giving foreign aid to countries that hate the United States would be the first step. The Obama Administration gave 1.7 Billion dollars in cash to Iran and another 1 Billion in Assets. As of today, they are still fighting the United States including the recent retaliation against the United States after the killing of the Iranian General.

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

When the individual who received student loans goes into public service i.e. military or government employment.

Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.


Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.


What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

(Did not answer)


It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.


I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Limit the amount of money Hospitals and Healthcare are allowed to bill their patients for profit. This would lower the insurance cost and amount that is covered.

National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree   

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

Serving in the military overseas, I have seen the evil the radial Islam will inflict for their cause. You will never be able to change their minds. They continue to teach their future generations the same teachings over and over again.


I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Strongly Agree   

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Strongly Agree   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

Our country was founded by immigrants. I believe everyone has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness that our forefathers created this nation on. With today's society, there needs to be education put in place to our bordering countries on how to legally become citizens in the United States and make it affordable for all.


Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.



Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.


Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian and grew up in the Assemblies of God church. Every day when I wake up, I believe in the Golden Rule. Do unto others as you would want to be treated. I do not believe in placing judgment onto others. My favorite Bible verse is 1 Samuel Chapter 16 Verse 7. But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” The Lord our God is the one who will Judge us when we die. God will be the one who determines who enters the Pearly Gates of Heaven or the Eternal Flames of Hell.


When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?


Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

I grew up in a conservative christian home. We went to church every Sunday. I come from the working class and I am a blue-collar worker myself providing for my family. I will continue to teach the same morals and values to my children.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.


Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I have been married to my wife for 4 years and have two children. We have a little boy named Linus and he is 2 years old. Our daughter's name is Lucy and she is 6 months old. We have four dogs and love them just as much as our children. My favorite hobby is spending time with my family and friends shooting firearms and cooking out.

Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree   

2nd Amendment

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

We have enough restrictions on firearms and background checks. Criminal's do not obey laws. Any further restrictions would be violations of the 2nd Amendment. I would be in favor of repealing the NFA Act of 1934 and Hughes Amendments to allow ownership of any firearm related items without being taxed for such items.

Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.


I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.


Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.


The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

1. Repealing of the National Fire Arms Act of 1934 including the Hughes Amendment as both infringe on the 2nd Amendment 2. Veterans Health Care Reform 3. Limit the Federal Government on Public Education and allowing it to be controlled on local level.

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

Racism is stupid. At the end of the day, we all bleed red. This kind of question is the reason we still have racism today. It's a loaded question. You answer it you are racist. If you don't, you are racist. Racism is stupid.


  • Amarillo College, Amarillo
  • West Texas A&M University
Work & Military
  • U.S. Army, Specialist, 5.5
  • Moore County Campus Lions Club, Boss Lion
  • WTAMU Veterans Club, Student Liaison
  • Amarillo College Student Ambassador, Student Ambassador
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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