Springville Journal election 2012 coverage: Colden Town justice
Schneider has lived in Colden since 1986. He and his wife Shirene (nee Hacker) have raised three children in town. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo for management, with a concentration in accounting. He served in the United States military for 27 years as a pilot, safety officer/accident investigator, aircraft mechanic and finance clerk in Vietnam.
He has worked as a constable for the town of Colden; reporter and executive board member for The Colden Sentinal; soccer coach for Colden Recreation; commander and quartermaster for Colden VFW Post 8693; treasurer or Colden Boy Scouts; NYS-certified EMT and pump operator for the Colden Fire Company; secretary/treasurer for the Colden Fire District; member of the Holland American Legion Frank H. Brink Post 607 and member of the West Falls Conservation Club.
The candidate pledged that, as a judge, he will "approach the job with integrity and professionalism, protect and maintain individual rights, hold people accountable for their actions, blend together equality, diligence, firmness and impartiality in all [his] decisions, maintain an excellent rapport and ... work with the present, sitting judge Montgomery, share the case loads" and, "after hearing a specific case and community service is the sentence, [he] will bring back the legal guidelines for its use, e.g., no private individuals/businesses will be used for this purpose."