Matt Lynch

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Matt Lynch
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 76th district
In office
April 16, 2012 – December 31, 2014
Preceded by Mary Brigid Matheney
Succeeded by Sarah LaTourette
Personal details
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Laura
Residence Bainbridge Township, Geauga County, Ohio
Profession Lawyer
Religion Christian

Matt Lynch is a Republican former member of the Ohio House of Representatives. He was appointed to the position in April 2012.[1] He considered running for the seat in 2010, but decided not to when his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer.[2] In November 2012 Lynch was elected as representative for the 76th District, which replaces the 98th District.[3]

Lynch practiced law for 30 years for his family owned law firm, sued his church in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas case number 206409, and was elected Trustee of Bainbridge Township in 2007. In 2011 Lynch ran for Chardon Municipal Judge, but lost to Democrat Terri Stupica.[4] He is married with grandchildren.

In 2014, Lynch launched a primary election challenge against Congressman Dave Joyce.[5] Joyce won the primary with 55% of the vote, and easily won the November general election.[6][7] Sarah LaTourette was elected to replace Lynch in the Ohio House.[8] In June 2015, Lynch launched his 2016 campaign for Congress, eventually losing the Republican primary to David Joyce.[9]


  1. ^ Rusek, Joan (April 5, 2012). "Bainbridge lawyer Matt Lynch will fill vacant 98th District Ohio House seat". Sun News. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ Betz, Lindsay (February 18, 2010). "Bainbridge Trustee Matt Lynch will not seek state office". Sun News. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ Byrne, Brian (November 7, 2012). "Matt Lynch wins Ohio House of Representatives District 76 race". Sun News. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Terri L. Stupica elected Chardon Municipal Court judge (with video)". Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Congressman Dave Joyce faces conservative challenge from State Rep. Matt Lynch". Plain Dealer. February 5, 2014. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Rep. Dave Joyce withstands Tea Party challenge from Matt Lynch |". Retrieved November 6, 2014.  horizontal tab character in |title= at position 71 (help)
  7. ^ "Election 2014: Ohio, national and local results |". Retrieved November 6, 2014.  horizontal tab character in |title= at position 56 (help)
  8. ^ "Election 2014: Ohio, national and local results". Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
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