|Running for||US Congress - 14th District|
|Residence||Chagrin Falls, OH|
|Education||Cleveland Marshall College of Law, 1980 John Carroll University, 1973 Cathedral Latin HS, 1969|
|Employer||Lynch & Lynch
Attorneys at Law
|Family||Laura Lynch, spouse
|Family in office?||NONE|
|Reasons for running||For too long we have had to put up with candidates that say one thing then do another. We need statesmen that actually believe in the Conservative principles of Faith…Family…and Freedom. I’m fed up with politics as usual while the people suffer. We need a Congressman that will stand up and defend our liberty. Republicans in the District have not had an opportunity to choose a conservative candidate in almost 20 years! I’m Matt Lynch at MattLynch.com and that’s why I’m running for Congress.|
|Priorities||The number one priority must be jobs and the ecomomy and the greatest drag on our ecomomy today is OBAMACARE It must be repealed, plain and simple.
We need to have Federal term limits. I will not stay in Congress longer than 12 years and we should pass an Amendment to limit lifetime politicians.
We need to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment to force the Federal Govt to live within its means and stop the runaway debt that is going to destroy our childrens future!
|Qualifications||As an attorney and leader in Bainbridge Township, I first ran for office to stop the wasteful spending and tax hikes plaguing the Board of Trustees. I won and my first order of business was cutting my own pay. Over the next four years I led the way to cut the fat and reduced annual expenditures by 17%. In Columbus I stood against my own Party and voted against increases in the sales tax and real estate taxes. That’s the kind of leadership and fiscal restraint I will bring to Washington.
|Positions on the issues||Illegal Immigration
We will never solve the illegal immigration problem until we secure our borders. Ronald Reagan granted amnesty to 3 million illegals in 1986 in good faith but the politicians failed to deal with our open borders. The result: at least 15 million additional illegals here today! The burden on our schools, health care system and criminal justice system is enormous… estimated at over 80 Billion Dollars each year!. We cannot repeat this mistake! Yet both Democrats and Republicans are about to do it again…the Democrats see a new crop of Democrat voters while Republican corporate interests see a source of cheap labor….while the American people suffer the consequences.
Congress has for too long abandoned its responsibility and allowed the President to exercise power far beyond Constitutional limits. I will not tolerate a President who uses his “pen and phone” to destroy the separation of powers so vital to our Republic. Personal liberty cannot survive if any man, especially the President, is the law unto himself. We need statesmen in Washington that are not afraid to stand up against the abuse of power demonstrated in Executive Orders.
We will never release the potential of our people if we cannot get government off our backs! There is no greater danger to our liberty and prosperity than the cost and burden of Obamacare. It needs to be repealed…plain and simple. Gutless Republicans take meaningless votes against it but fail to DEFUND OBAMACARE which is the one thing that actually would protect Americans.
Spending & the Debt
No amount of happy talk will solve our debt problems until we get spending under control. Establishment Republicans only seem interested in managing big government but not actually shrinking government. I’ll work with anyone to stop the insane spending but I will never agree to more debt in the name of bipartisanship.
Energy & Jobs
Creating jobs and protecting the environment are not conflicting ideas. Natural gas wells are creating thousands of jobs while offering cheap energy to consumers. It’s the kick-start our economy needs. We need to build the Keystone pipeline and encourage domestic energy production.
I will always respect the values and wisdom of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence which have been the foundation of our prosperity for over 200 years!