Folks in the Pikes Peak region are most likely to recognize Representative Marc Snyder from his 12-year tenure – six of those as mayor – on the Manitou Springs City Council, from which he retired in January 2016. Continuing his time in public service, in 2018 he was elected for his second term as a State Representative for House District 18 which covers the Westside of Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. At the Capital he serves as the Vice-Chair of the House Finance Committee and a member of the Committee on Legal Services and House Business Affairs and Labor Committee.
By profession, he is an attorney. His practice is in wills, trusts, and estates law, specializing in helping families with adults or children who have disabilities. This area of law has been Rep. Snyder’s focus since he opened the doors to his practice on West Colorado Avenue in 1995 and fulfills a long-held desire he has always had to protect and defend the rights of citizens with special needs.
Rep. Snyder has always had a keen interest in community issues and has worked tirelessly throughout his adult life in roles that allow him to participate in making the world around him better. Over the past two decades, Rep. Snyder has served as a leader and a member of more than a dozen county and regional entities working to improve local transportation, health, economic development, building, sustainability, urban renewal, restorative justice, and military care.
Rep. Snyder is a person who serves with joy — the joy of working with incredible people, the joy of building an even stronger and more vibrant community, the joy of knowing that in some small way, he is helping leave a better world for his children and the generations to come.