Mike Snyder of Decatur, a Democrat, has filed as a candidate for the 79th Indiana House of Representatives district. The seat is currently held by Matt Lehman, a Republican from Berne. He has filed for re-election.
Snyder is president of United Steelworkers Local 15173, representing workers at the Bunge North American plant in Decatur.
Snyder spoke twice during recent town hall meetings held in Decatur by Lehman and was a vocal advocate against Indiana's right-to-work law, which was approved by the General Assembly earlier this month. Lehman supported the right-to-work legislation.
Snyder's candidacy was reported in Saturday's edition of the Journal-Gazette. Candidates for state office file their petitions at the Secretary of State's office in Indianapolis.
Snyder has not submitted any information pertaining his candidacy to the Democrat.