Diana Snyder announced Tuesday that she is seeking the Republican nomination for Mayor of Washington.

"I have chosen to seek the position of mayor because I am passionate about the future of our city," said Snyder as she was surrounded by family, friends and supporters at the Washington City Hall where she made the announcement.

A lifelong resident of Washington, Snyder is a 1981 graduate of Washington High School and a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in public administration. She is a member of the Indiana Association of Community Correction Act Counties, where she received the award of Director of the Year for 2015. She is active in the Washington Rotary Club, a project team member for the Hometown Collaborative Initiative Pathway Project, planning team member for the Daviess County Regional Opportunities Initiative and a graduate of Leadership Daviess County. She also attend Bethany Christian Church.

"I have been preparing to run for this office for some time now, learning all I can about economic development and the city's budgetary processes. I am excited about the opportunity to work with our city council, Daviess County officials and all stakeholders to bring growth and opportunity to our city," said Snyder, adding that with the opening of Interstate 69, she believes the community is on the verge of the largest economic growth seen in decades. "I am excited to see where this growth will take us, especially for our children and grandchildren."

Snyder is currently the executive director of Daviess County Community Corrections and is also a board member of the city's Board of Public Works and Safety.

She is the daughter of Margaret Colbert and the late Harold Colbert, and she has one son, Matthew Mattingly.

Snyder believes that she may be the first female candidate to run for Mayor of Washington.

The Republican primary will take place Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

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