|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 76th district
April 16, 2012
|Preceded by||Mary Brigid Matheney|
|Residence||Bainbridge Township, Geauga County, Ohio|
Matt Lynch is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 98th District. He was appointed to the position in April 2012. He considered running for the seat in 2010, but decided not to when his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. In November 2012 Lynch was elected as representative for the 76th District, which replaces the 98th District.
Lynch practiced law for 30 years for his family owned law firm and was elected Trustee of Bainbridge Township in 2007. Despite being an elected Republican in Geauga County, Lynch lost the 2011 election for Chardon Municipal Judge to a Democrat  He is married with grandchildren.
Matt Lynch, a last minute entrant for Congress in Ohio's 14 Congressional district mis-cited Congressman David Joyce's lack of conservative credentials.  Lynch lost the primary, garnering just 45% of the vote.  Despite heavy TEA Party support for Lynch, his daughter (Karen Quay) also lost her race for the Republican Party of Geauga County Central Committee . Lynch's defeat also insured that Sarah LaTourette, daughter of former Congressman Steve LaTourette, could coast to a primary victory for Lynch's state house seat against a write-in candidate. 
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- "Congressman Dave Joyce faces conservative challenge from State Rep. Matt Lynch". Plain Dealer. 5 February 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
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