"Richard Dale "Rick" Snyder" is an American politician, business executive, venture capitalist, and accountant. He is the List of Governors of Michigan/48th and current Governor of Michigan. A member of the Republican Party (United States)/Republican Party, he assumed office as governor on January 1, 2011. From 2005 to 2007, Snyder served as the Chairman/chairman of the board of Gateway, Inc., based in Irvine, California. Prior to his election as governor, he was chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and co-founder of Ardesta LLC, a venture capital firm based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Snyder was considered as a possible Republican Party candidate for Vice President of the United States in 2012, although ultimately Paul Ryan was selected.
On February 3, 2014, Snyder announced his candidacy for re-election as Governor of Michigan in Michigan gubernatorial election, 2014/2014. He was elected to a second term in the November 4, 2014 vote, defeating his major challenger, Democrat Mark Schauer.More Rick Snyder on Wikipedia.