Rick Snyder

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Rick Snyder
48th Governor of Michigan
In office
January 1, 2011 – January 1, 2019
LieutenantBrian Calley
Preceded byJennifer Granholm
Succeeded byGretchen Whitmer
Personal details
Richard Dale Snyder

(1958-08-19) August 19, 1958 (age 65)
Battle Creek, Michigan, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Sue Snyder
EducationUniversity of Michigan, Ann

Richard Dale Snyder[1] (born August 19, 1958) is an American politician, business executive, venture capitalist, and accountant who was the 48th Governor of Michigan. A member of the Republican Party, he became governor on January 1, 2011 and left office on January 1, 2019.

Snyder was seen as a possible Republican Party candidate for Vice President of the United States in 2012, although Paul Ryan was selected.[2][3]

A report by the University of Michigan School of Public Health concluded Snyder has "significant legal responsibility" for the Flint water crisis, exposing 6,000 to 12,000 Flint children to lead.[4]

On April 16, 2020, an article was published in Vice gave details and evidence of corruption, and a cover-up by Snyder, including details of how he was warned repeatedly about the dangerous effects of the decisions he had made about the water supply to the city of Flint during the water crisis.[5] In January 2021, Snyder was criminally charged for his role in the crisis.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Luke, Peter (January 1, 2011). "Gov. Rick Snyder celebrates taking office with 'clean slate' at Inauguration". Mlive.com. Retrieved March 20, 2011.
  2. "One Tough Veep? Snyder Won't Quash Romney Running Mate Rumors". detroit.cbslocal.com. Lansing: CBS Local Media. WWJ. May 3, 2012. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  3. Anders, Melissa (May 3, 2012)."Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder as Mitt Romney's vice presidential candidate?", MLive.com. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  4. Fonger, Ron (February 20, 2018). "UM report: Gov. Snyder bears 'significant legal responsibility' for Flint water crisis".
  5. "Michigan's Ex-Gov. Rick Snyder Knew About Flint's Toxic Water - and Lied About It". Retrieved April 16, 2020.
  6. "Michigan plans to charge ex-Gov. Snyder in Flint water probe". WSAZ-TV. 12 January 2021.