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Matt Lynch
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Ohio House of Representatives District 76
In office
2012 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
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
High schoolCathedral Latin High School
Office website
Campaign website
Matt Lynch is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 76. He has served in the chamber since his appointment in April 2012 to replace Richard Hollington (R).


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

Committee assignments


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

Campaign themes


Lynch's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Create Jobs

  • Excerpt:"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

  • Excerpt:"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

  • Excerpt:"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

  • Excerpt:"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!"



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.[2][3]

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.[4]

Matt Lynch's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State House, District 76 Won $167,068
Grand Total Raised $167,068
Lynch won election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Lynch raised a total of $167,068.
Ohio State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Matt Lynch's campaign in 2012
Ohio Republican Party$39,918
Lynch, Matt$13,000
Hurt, Rosemary K.$11,500
Hurt, Jeffrey C.$11,500
Blackmon, Kirk A.$10,000
Total Raised in 2012$167,068
Source:Follow the Money



In 2012, Lynch was endorsed by the following:[5]

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ohio House of Representatives - District 76
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Richard Hollington (R)
Ohio House of Representatives - District 98
Succeeded by
Al Landis (R)