Pete Snyder for Governor Releases First TV Ad

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Conservative outsider and Republican candidate for governor of Virginia Pete Snyder released his first television ad of the campaign this morning. The ad will air on statewide cable and is backed by a six-figure buy.

Snyder said, “We’re nearly a year into this pandemic and the career politicians in Richmond have done more to rename our schools than open them. As governor, I’ll take on the special interests, get our kids back in the classrooms and bring strong, decisive leadership to the state capitol.”


We’re nearly a year into this pandemic, but the career politicians still have no plan to get our kids back in the classroom.

Instead, they wasted time and money renaming schools while caving to special interests.

Your family deserves better.

I’m Pete Snyder and that’s why I’m running for governor.

I’m a businessman and a disrupter, not a politician.

And I’ll bring something new to Richmond – strong, decisive leadership.

I’m Pete Snyder, candidate for governor, and I sponsored this ad.


Pete Snyder announced his candidacy for Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia in January 2021. Pete is a small business champion and conservative political outsider committed to exposing the systemic incompetence in Richmond and disrupting the status quo.  Pete is a small business owner, an innovator, and a problem solver.  A true pioneer, Pete started his first company, New Media Strategies, the first social media marketing company in the country, when he was 26 years old. Over the years, as an angel capital investor and CEO of Disruptor Capital, Pete has helped found and grow many small businesses in Virginia and across the country.

When those in charge in Richmond failed to lead us during this pandemic, Pete and his wife Burson stepped up.  Together and with the help of friends and neighbors the Snyders created the Virginia 30 Day Fund, a zero-overhead, non-profit organization that has helped save more than 1,000 small businesses across Virginia and more than 2,500 small businesses across America. Their 30 Day Fund efforts have raised more than $40 million to date, and every single dime of that goes to help keep hard working heroes afloat and their small business dreams alive.  This is the very kind of  new leadership, new energy and innovative thinking Pete will bring to Richmond to restore common sense and get Virginia leading again.

Pete, who has been a World Championship level certified BBQ judge (which the Washington Post’s Politifact rated as “100% True”), is the proud owner of Pete’s Pig Rig, the most infamous BBQ smoker in the Commonwealth. Pete, his wife Burson, his six-year-old daughter Bee, and their puppies Willie and Waylon live in Charlottesville, Virginia.