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Matt Lynch
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Ohio House of Representatives District 76
Incumbent
In office
2012 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$60,584/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedApril 2012
Appointed byHouse Republican Caucus
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolCathedral Latin High School
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Matt Lynch is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 14th Congressional District of Ohio.[1]

Lynch is currently a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 76. He was first appointed to the chamber in April 2012 to replace Richard Hollington (R).

Biography

Lynch has been an attorney at the law firm of Lynch & Lynch for 30 years.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Lynch served on the following committees:

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Health and Aging
Judiciary

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Lynch lists the following issues on his campaign website:[1]

  • New Leadership To Do What’s Right: "As an attorney and leader in Bainbridge Township, I first ran for office to stop the wasteful spending and tax hikes plaguing the Board of Trustees. I won and my first order of business was cutting my own pay. Over the next four years I led the way to cut the fat and reduced annual expenditures by 17%. In Columbus I stood against my own Party and voted against increases in the sales tax and real estate taxes. That’s the kind of leadership and fiscal restraint I will bring to Washington."
  • Illegal Immigration: "We will never solve the illegal immigration problem until we secure our borders. Ronald Reagan granted amnesty to 3 million illegals in 1986 in good faith but the politicians failed to deal with our open borders. The result: at least 15 million additional illegals here today! The burden on our schools, health care system and criminal justice system is enormous… estimated at a over 80 Billion Dollars each year!. We cannot repeat this mistake! Yet both Democrats and Republicans are about to do it again…the Democrats see a new crop of Democrat voters while Republican corporate interests see a source of cheap labor while the American people suffer the consequences."
  • Presidential Power: "Congress has for too long abandoned its responsibility and allowed the President to exercise power far beyond Constitutional limits. I will not tolerate a President who uses his “pen and phone” to destroy the separation of powers so vital to our Republic. Personal liberty cannot survive if any man, especially the President, is the law unto himself. We need statesmen in Washington that are not afraid to stand up against the abuse of power demonstrated in Executive Orders."
  • Obamacare: "We will never release the potential of our people if we cannot get government off our backs! There is no greater danger to our liberty and prosperity than the cost and burden of Obamacare. It needs to be repealed…plain and simple. Gutless Republicans take meaningless votes against it but fail to DEFUND OBAMACARE which is the one thing that actually would protect Americans."
  • Spending & the Debt: "No amount of happy talk will solve our debt problems until we get spending under control. Establishment Republicans only seem interested in managing big government but not actually shrinking government. I’ll work with anyone to stop the insane spending but I will never agree to more debt in the name of bipartisanship."
  • Energy & Jobs: "Creating jobs and protecting the environment are not conflicting ideas. Natural gas wells are creating thousands of jobs while offering cheap energy to consumers. It’s the kick-start our economy needs. We need to build the Keystone pipeline and encourage domestic energy production."
  • Liberty: "I will always respect the values and wisdom of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence which have been the foundation of our prosperity for over 200 years!"

2012

Lynch's website listed the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Create Jobs: "If we are to prevent our state from falling into the same downward economic spiral as other industrial states, such as Michigan, we must make wholesale changes on two critical issues: taxes and state government restructuring. We must ecognize that government does not create jobs. In fact 60% to 70% of all new jobs are created by small business. The state must create an environment where small business can grow and prosper."
  • Eliminate Taxes: "It is no mystery that as the Ohio tax burden has grown, the Ohio economy has shrunk! This high level of taxation keeps businesses from moving to the Buckeye State. Sadly this in turn drives our college graduates to other states in search of jobs. A recent survey noted that 60% of recent graduates planned to leave Ohio to pursue their career! We simply cannot afford such a “brain drain”."
  • Reform Government: "We must cut the state budget enough to begin actually eliminating the state income tax. Deep cuts in the state’s bureaucracy, such as Ohio’s state Medicaid system, which is 40% costlier than the national average, are not unrealistic. By targeting these spending excesses, our legislature could reduce the state budget to the point where a state income tax would be unnecessary."
  • Right To Life: "There are two Bills working their way through the legislature which could dramatically reduce abortions in Ohio. Either of these “Heartbeat” Bills would give Ohio among the strictest abortion laws in the United States and save thousands of lives of the unborn. Sadly, these bills have become bogged down in the legislature. If elected, I am committed to carrying the moral and political fight forward to protect these most innocent of lives!"

Elections

2014

See also: Ohio's 14th Congressional District elections, 2014

Lynch is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Ohio's 14th District. Lynch is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary on May 6, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lynch won election in the 2012 election for Ohio House District 76. Lynch defeated Mary E. O'Toole, Kristina Port, Mark E. Porter, and Laura A. DePledge in the March 6 Republican primary election and defeated Tom Warren (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 76, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Lynch 57.4% 32,985
     Democratic Tom Warren 42.6% 24,480
Total Votes 57,465
Ohio State House Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Lynch 53.8% 8,621
Mary O'Toole 20.2% 3,237
Mark Porter 18.9% 3,027
Kristina Port 7.1% 1,146
Total Votes 16,031

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lynch is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Lynch raised a total of $167,068 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 5, 2013.[5]

Matt Lynch's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State House, District 76 Won $167,068
Grand Total Raised $167,068

2012

Lynch won election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Lynch raised a total of $167,068.

Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Lynch was endorsed by the following:[1]

  • Ohio Right to Life Society
  • Buckeye Firearms Association
  • Geauga & Portage County Tea Parties

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Ohio House of Representatives - District 76
2013–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
Richard Hollington (R)
Ohio House of Representatives - District 98
2012-2013
Succeeded by
Al Landis (R)