Matt Dietz

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Matt Dietz
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 17
Campaign website
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Matt Dietz was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 17th Congressional District of Pennsylvania.[1] He lost the Democratic nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014.[2]


Campaign themes


Dietz's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • The Economy
Excerpt: "I know how important the economy is – not just to us, but to our children and their families. Politicians in Washington have failed us all on so many economic issues. As they spend time inventing crises and fighting over the wedge issues that only affect the interests of a few, the people of middle-class America have suffered."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Our children are the most important part of our collective future, and we need to make sure that American children can earn the best education possible. By empowering the state’s freedom in education - not burdening them with bulky, one-size-fits-all programs, like ‘No Child Left Behind’, we will secure our children’s’ educational success."
  • Responsible Spending
Excerpt: "It is time to end the spending spree in Washington. Incredible waste and absurd fiscal irresponsibility wastes billions of taxpayers’ dollars every year."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "In place of ObamaCare, I endorse targeted care for those with chronic health concerns and true financial hardship, to ensure they receive the care they deserve. Additionally, I believe it’s time to end the individual healthcare tax; all purchasers should be allowed to buy healthcare with pre-tax dollars."
  • The Second Amendment
Excerpt: "I support the philosophy that our Forefathers inscribed within the Second Amendment: The citizens of the United States can best determine how they will be protected. I also believe that the solution to the senseless violence our nation has recently witnessed begins with better enforcement of our current laws, but is not limited only to addressing policies regarding firearms."



See also: Pennsylvania's 17th Congressional District elections, 2014

Dietz ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 8th District.[4] Dietz lost the Democratic nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014. He was defeated by David Moylan.[2]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 17 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Moylan 44.7% 9,209
Matt Connolly 33.8% 6,949
Matt Dietz 21.5% 4,430
Total Votes 20,588
Source: Results via Associated Press

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Dietz's reports.[5]


Dietz and his wife, Lori, have three children and live in Wind Gap.[10]

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