Welcome to the winning team, Mayor Brian Snedecor!
Brian Snedecor who is the mayor of Hobart, Indiana decided to enter into the light and has officially become a Republican.
He is quoted saying” he must be true to his God, his family and himself” that’s why he decided to leave the Democratic party.
I HAVE HUGE NEWS!
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) August 17, 2020
This is incredible.
The mayor of Hobart, Indiana just switched parties from Democrat to Republican.
“I must be true to my God, my family, myself and those that have supported and believed in me.”
People are waking up!!
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) August 17, 2020
The Chicago Tribune had this to say about the mayor of Hobart making the big switch:
Saying he must be true to his God, his family and himself, Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor on Wednesday officially announced he was switching his political affiliation from Democrat to Republican.
Snedecor, 61, made the announcement at the Revelli Bandshell at Festival Park, surrounded by several state and local Republican leaders and before a crowd of supporters, some of whom waved Trump 2020 flags, wore Trump hats and socks or T-shirts with the GOP elephant symbol on them.
Snedecor, a former city police chief, said his decision was not a rash one, and he said he may not be the only Lake County Democratic elected official switching parties, although he wouldn’t reveal any names.
“Over the past several months I’ve become increasingly convinced that the Democratic platform is moving more and more to the left. It’s driven many people, both moderates and conservatives, away from the Democratic party,” Snedecor said.
“I supported the unions and will continue to support the union way of life. I will continue to fight against injustice and unfair practices. My philosophy will not change,” he said.
Patriotism and religion were woven throughout the event, beginning with patriotic songs and a Pledge of Allegiance.
Councilman Chris Wells, R-5th, the only Republican member of the Hobart City Council, said he’s known Snedecor for about 20 years and the two share the same values.
“Family, faith and lower taxes; that’s what we believe in,” Wells said, adding, “He ((Snedecor) was always more of a Republican than a Democrat.”
Pastor Sam Abbott, of The Crossing at NWI church, called the mayor a man of character and integrity.
“I sense hope is in the air,” Abbott said.
NWI Times spoke about the big switch see what they said:
Snedecor, who is serving his fourth consecutive term in office, said work to enhance the community will be collaborative.
“I am truly honored to serve with a fantastic and dedicated group of councilmen and (Clerk-Treasurer Deb Longer),” Snedecor said.
He said his decision to join the Republican Party comes after changes within the Democratic Party.
Snedecor said when he first ran for the mayor’s office 13 years ago, the views and platforms of the national Democratic Party were modern, conservative and appealed to many “to make the nation special.”
He said he’s become increasingly concerned during the last several months as the national Democratic platform has moved “more and more to the left.”
“The efforts of the progressive left have driven many people, moderates and conservatives, away from the Democratic Party,” Snedecor said.
Snedecor said he took plenty of time to reflect on the situation before chose how he would proceed.
“My decision and announcement has not been quick, rash or without contemplation,” he said.
Many prominent officials, including Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, attended Wednesday’s announcement to support Snedecor.
“Today we stand with Mayor Snedecor as proud Republicans and we know that we can meet and defeat any challenge by acting with great purpose and expanding on the values and principles that we hold dear,” Crouch said.
Lake County Republican Chairman Dan Dernulc said he and Snedecor have had conversations about the party change for months.
Dernulc said the decision isn’t adversarial to the Democratic Party, but Snedecor made it because his views line up with the Republican Party.
The awakening is coming, as the left keeps going more and more to the left, we will see more people switch sides.