Meet the Candidate

Justin Snider for Congress

Justin Snider for U.S. House Texas 6th Congressional District

Born and raised in Arlington, TX, Justin grew up spending much of his time learning about electronics, construction, farming, business, and financial responsibility from his Parents, Aunt, Uncle and Grandparents. These skills helped foster a sense of responsibility, patience, and innovation. Like most people his age, after graduating from High School, Justin worked in various small retail positions and waited tables to get by. He learned the difficulty, as a young adult, of living paycheck to paycheck while attempting to gain financial stability. In his mid-twenties, Justin pursued work as a Locksmith. After working for a local company, he later decided to venture out on his own. April 2017 marks ten years that he’s been in business for himself.

This professional success allowed him to get heavily involved in the Bernie Sanders campaign. Alongside other community leaders, he lead the efforts to organize the grassroots movement behind the local campaign as well as the delegates headed for state convention. Due to his success, he later earned a place as a National delegate to the Democratic Convention. Once the campaign ended in summer of 2016, his efforts became focused on pushing for progressive issues and policies at a local level.

As his attention turned to his district, which has been represented by Joe Barton for over thirty-four years, Justin decided this would be a good place to begin his efforts. None of Barton’s recent opponents have been able to secure more than 40% of the vote. In order to defeat a career politician, a winning campaign should aim to bring individuals together, to revolutionize the way everyday Americans approach politics, and to showcase the success of a campaign that is supported by the community. Justin realized that if he wanted real progress to occur, he would have to step up and be that change.

Justin is running for Congress not as a politician, but as a representative of the people.