Candidate Profile
Stacy Ries Snyder

Republican , Tennessee


Stacy Ries Snyder
U.S. Rep., Dist. 5

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Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.

Strongly Disagree

The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Strongly Agree

I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.

Strongly Agree

Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

Strongly Agree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Agree

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Agree

Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.


Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.


People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Agree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Disagree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, Constitution, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

The life of the mother.

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

The desire to be free and worship as one chooses, the desire to pursue one's personal goals and happiness with censure from the government, and the desire to choose and influence one's governing body.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Jesus Christ is my personal savior. I attend daily Mass every chance I am able to do so in an effort to continue to put God first in everything I do. I seek to see value in every human and treat everyone with respect. I try to help people when I am able. I am aware that my actions reflect God and can either encourage one to reach out to God or cause one to reject Him. If I give my word, I endeavor to keep it- being a person of integrity is very important to me. I have not reached my goals yet, but I do better everyday and I am not where I was in the past by God's grace.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Very Conservative

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

I have voted Republican since college, I have been First vice-chairman of both the Davidson County Republican Party and the Nashville Republican Women, I was campaign chairman for a Constitutional Scholar seeing Congress in the 5th District of TN, I have worked to help socially conservative candidates in their elections.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 615 244 3967

Additional comment from candidate:

I am seeking the Congressional seat of the 5th District in Tennessee. I believe the person holding this office currently - who has been a congressman for around 26 years- is now an "insider". I think our district needs "fresh ideas" and this is the time to have someone who truly represents the values of the district in office.


  • Belmont University, Nashville, BS, 1993
  • Hendersonville High School, Hendersonville, 1988
Work & Military
  • French Confection Cakes, Owner/GM, 15
  • Stacy's Recording Studio, Owner/GM, 3
  • St. Edward Catholic Church, Contributor, Volunteer
  • Assumption Catholic Church, Contributor, Volunteer, Member
  • Davidson County Republican Party, First Vice Chairman, Contributor
  • Nashville Republican Women, First Vice Chairman, Contributor, Volunteer
  • Tennessee Firearms Assoc., Member
  • NRA, Member, Contributor
  • Alliance Francais, former Member
  • AFTRA/SAG, Member
  • DCRP -First Vice Chair, Held 2
  • NRW-Frist Vice Chair, Held 2
  • None

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