Matt Lynch

Matt Lynch NONENon-Partisan

American politician

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Matt LynchNONENon-Partisan American politician
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OHResidence (state)

Matt Lynch (born June 11, 1951) is an American attorney, politician, and jurist serving as a Judge of the Ohio Court of Appeals for the Eleventh District which includes Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Portage and Trumbull Counties. Lynch previously served three years as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. Born in Washington, D.C., Lynch attended John Carroll University and received his Juris Doctor degree from Cleveland State University. He practiced law for 35 years with his father, John Kennedy Lynch, and was elected Trustee of Bainbridge Township in 2007. In 2011 Lynch ran for Chardon Municipal Judge, but lost to Democrat Terri Stupica. He considered running for the Ohio House of Representatives in 2010, but withdrew from the race when his wife Laura was diagnosed with breast cancer.In November 2012, Lynch was elected as state representative for Geauga and Portage Counties. serving from 2012 through 2014. Lynch attributed his victory to support from the Tea Party movement, and supported cutting taxes and reducing the size of government. In 2014, Lynch launched a primary election challenge against Congressman Dave Joyce. Joyce won the primary with 55% of the vote, and went on to win the November general election.

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Campaign Funding

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$35,808
Total Raised
$40,874
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Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education4 - 4 of 2
Cleveland Mashall College of Law
JD
1980
John Carroll University
BA History
1973
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Representative
Ohio State House of Representatives
2012 - 2014
Representative
Ohio State House of Representatives
2012
Judicial Candidate
Geauga County
2011
Attorney
Lynch & Lynch Company Legal Professional Association
1980 - Current
Trust Officer
Huntington Bank
1978 - 1980
Charitable Giving Specialist
American Heart Association
1976 - 1978
Trust Administrator
National City Bank
1973 - 1978
Other Experience1 - 13 of 13
Member
Geauga Bar Association
2011 - Current
Member
Aurora Chamber of Commerce
2011 - Current
Trustee
Board of Trustees, Bainbridge Township
2008 - 2011
Member
Bainbridge Historical Society
2007 - Current
Member
Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce
2000 - Current
Member
Fellowship Bible Church
1998 - Current
Member
Ohio Bar Association
1980 - Current
Member
Economic and Small Business Development Committee
2012
Member
Criminal Justice Committee
2012
Member
Judiciary and Ethics Committee
2012
Member
Centerville Mills Study Commission
2007
Former Member
Criminal Justice Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
Former Member
Economic Development and Regulatory Reform Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives