Reuben Snipper, Neighborly Know-How for Ward 5

Thank you so much, people of Ward 5, for giving me
the honor of serving as your councilmember again.

Reuben Snipper talking about Takoma Park.

Dear Neighbors:

“I treasure Takoma Park as a diverse, environmentally sustainable, friendly, caring, peaceable, and engaged community.  I am a candidate for City Council because I want to work with you to protect and strengthen what makes our community special.

What I stand for:

Who I am

  • My wife Cheryl and I have lived in Takoma Park since 1985, Ward 5 resident since 1986.
  • Our three sons attended local public schools.
  • I work at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a researcher focusing on poverty, welfare, child support enforcement, and teen pregnancy issues. I hold a Ph. D. in International Development from Cornell University.
  • I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in El Salvador and also lived and worked in Mexico.  Hablo Español.

Activism and Advocacy

  • Sligo Creek walking and bike paths
  • Appropriate development of the Takoma Metro Station
  • Community Center expansion and gym
  • Folk Festival volunteer
  • Nuclear Free Takoma Park Committee, past member
  • Sensible Growth, citizen’s group negotiating with Washington Adventist Hospital
  • City Councilmember since February 2007.

“I love Takoma Park!  My wife and I raised our family here, and I have worked on many local issues and projects.  I know the Mayor and City Council and have worked with them.  Marc Elrich is a friend, and I want to continue his record of service.”

“But mainly I will make sure your concerns are addressed.  I am a good listener and want to hear how you feel about our city government.  Together, we can make our community even better.”


“Reuben's 20 years of activism in the neighborhood and the City make him a strong choice in this election.  He understands the challenges that face the city and he understands the diverse issues that face our residents.  He understands the importance of preserving our commitment to affordable housing and will work to insure that the City continues in the progressive tradition that makes Takoma Park a special place.  His skills and his history of involvement in the community give him the background that will make him an effective and compassionate leader and councilmember.”

Marc Elrich, former councilmember Ward 5

  • Bob Alvarez
  • Jim Baird
  • Sabrina Baron
  • Keith Berner
  • Steve Combs
  • Diane Combs
  • Steve Cope
  • Suzanne Costillo
  • Frank Demarais
  • Peter Dowling
  • Barbara Drosnin
  • Marc Elrich
  • Tom Gabriel
  • Nadia Gabriel
  • Chris Henandez
  • De Herman
  • Jan Herman
  • Marty Ittner
  • Howard Kohn
  • Diane Kohn
  • Wally Malakoff
  • Bill Mallari
  • Cheryl Morden
  • Gabe Morden-Snipper
  • Damian Morden-Snipper
  • Chanda O’Donnell
  • Linda Nunez-Schrag
  • Lorraine Pearsall
  • Polly Pettit
  • Elly Porter
  • Patricia Powell
  • Hank Prensky
  • Ben Rosenthal
  • Rob Schwindt
  • Emmy Shacter
  • Barbara Shuttleworth
  • Esther Siegel
  • Eileen Sobeck
  • Anna Sommers
  • Drew Sommers
  • Andrew Strongin
  • Cornelia Sweezy
  • Adina Tabor
  • Michael Tabor
  • Kitty Tucker
  • Beth Wheeler

Vote Tuesday, November 8th
Community Center
7500 Maple Avenue
7 am - 8:00 pm

For more information: or (301) 585-4103.

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