Snider announces run for Tigard mayor
Tigard City Council President Jason Snider has announced he will run for mayor of the city in the fall election.
"I am running for mayor because the City of Tigard needs strong, consistent, and effective leadership at this critical time of unprecedented service and budget reductions," Snider wrote in a press release announcing his candidacy.
A practice director at Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Snider has served on the council since January 2013 and has been council president since January 2015.
A Tigard resident since 1999, Snider previously served as chairman of the Tigard Budget Committee and as a reserve officer with the Tigard Police Department.
So far, Snider said he has endorsements from Metro Councilor Craig Dirksen and State Representative Margaret Doherty.
Snider said he was saddened but not surprised by the defeat of Tuesday's local option levy. He said he knew it was going to be difficult from the start simply because 97 percent of city residents surveyed were already pleased or happy with the services the city provides.
The Tigard City Council will meet with the Budget Committee on Monday at 6:30 p.m. to determine the next steps in the process now regarding the failed levy. The meeting will be held in the Tigard Public Works Auditorium, 8777 Burnham St.