Matt Lynch, Representative of Ohio House
Sign Matt's Petition to STOP Ebola Flights!
October 15, 2014
Ebola in Ohio!
October 15, 2014
For the past week I have been inquiring with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) about our Ebola preparedness. Tonight my questions were answered and you need to know what is going on. At 8pm tonight I was on a conference call with Govern Kasich and the Ohio Department of Health. Here is what I now know about Ebola in Ohio.
Beginning this past July the Governor and his staff began planning and preparation for the possibility of Ebola spreading to Ohio. The ODH held strategic planning sessions and ordered increased supplies of protective gear such as masks, gowns, etc. These supplies are now in place and have been increased by 500% at all regional hospitals in Ohio.
This week a nurse who had treated the Texas Ebola patient flew to northeast Ohio arriving through Cleveland Hopkins airport. The CDC had implemented only a "voluntary" quarantine of Ebola health care workers. Despite CDC warnings she traveled to Ohio and visited relatives in Akron. She returned to Dallas and was confirmed to have the Ebola virus.
In response, Ohio has adopted a "mandatory" quarantine policy. Family members in Akron are under mandatory quarantine and will remain so for at least three weeks. At least one family member has left the State and presumably (hopefully) is being contacted by the CDC. At least two family members are employed at Kent State University but are now under quarantine in their homes.
The Governor has flown a CDC "tracking" team to Northeast Ohio to follow any family members or other contacts who may have been exposed to Ebola. It is hoped that no further cases will develop. I urge you to be in prayer for all those afflicted.
Earlier today I began an online petition on Twitter at #StopEbolaFlights demanding that all flights from infected nations be halted. Please go to MattLynch.com, my Facebook page or Twitter to sign the petition. While there is no reason to panic, common sense dictates we prevent the spread of this disease.
As circumstances warrant I will keep you informed. You can contact me anytime by cell phone (440-821-2247),
or on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/matt.lynch.969
or on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/MattLynch4Ohio
Ohio State Representative
Leviticus 13:46 : As long as they have the disease they remain unclean. They must live alone; they must live outside the camp.
Matt Lynch at Rally To Pass Hearbeat Bill
September 18, 2014
Matt Lynch announces weekly radio show "How I See It"!
September 14, 2014
I am excited to announce that starting next week I will be hosting my own radio program each Wednesday and Thursday evening from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. My daughter Kerri Quay will be joining me "on air" for lively discussion about the political issues in the headlines.The program will be broadcast on 1220AM WHKW radio and online at www.whkwradio.com. You can also listen to past shows anytime on my website at www.mattlynch.com. WHKW is a 50,000 watt station and will be heard as far east as Erie and as far south as Zanesville.
The radio show will be called "How I See It" and will be a platform for promoting the conservative values of Faith, Family & Freedom which have been the foundation of all my political efforts. As I embark on this new endeavor I ask that you be in prayer that I can continue to give voice to these values both inside and outside the Republican Party. After spending Labor Day weekend at the Geauga County Fair and speaking to hundreds of voters, I remain convinced that our fellow citizens are desperate for candidates of integrity who have the courage to stand for their principles. I am disgusted by the "content free campaigning" that has become so common in both Parties.
As election season approaches we have to end the loud shouting of "my Party" vs "your Party"; instead we should consider the principles at stake. In the past Conservative Democrats and Conservative Republicans joined in honest debate with Liberals of both Parties, but today many simply reject the ideas of anyone who is not in their own Party. Many candidates actually avoid taking any public positions at all.
So how can we trust candidates if we don't know what they truly believe in? As Benjamin Franklin said, "Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools". . . if candidates are dishonest and mislead voters into supporting them, then it should be no surprise that our nation is at serious risk.
Please join me on 1220 AM WHKW every Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, and lets talk about how we can return integrity to the election process.
As always, thanks for your support !
Ohio State Representative
"Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment"
Thy Will Be Done?
May 7, 2014
Dear Friends & Family,
All my life I have struggled with accepting God's Will when it conflicted with my own desires. As children our parents tried to teach us right from wrong by telling us what to do, "Don't play in the street!", or "Don't touch the stove!" or as my Mom often screamed to me and my eight brothers and sisters, "Don't play in the house...this is not a gymnasium!". Of course even though we were told these things we rarely accepted the obvious wisdom in the instructions given... so we ended up dodging speeding cars, burning our hands and breaking Mom's favorite living room lamp.
As adults we really don't change much. We tell ourselves we have matured, but we still want what we want...and the sooner the better. That's where my prayer life comes in. I spend a lot of time in prayer making sure God knows what He should be doing. "Bless my children" or "safeguard my wife's health" or "make sure I win this election!". Of course these prayers are always followed by the obligatory, "Thy Will be done"... but in my heart it's MY will I want done.
Our Lord is always good and always right, despite our childlike selfishness. Romans 8:27 says "in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purposes" For those who claim Christ as Lord this verse is both a comfort and a challenge. As I reflect on yesterday's primary loss I cannot escape the feeling of disappointment, but it is quickly followed by the knowledge that God really is in charge and I ought to rest in that truth. Laura and I have experienced plenty of hardships in our life together and losing an election is far down the list of serious problems. While I recognize the very real dangers our nation faces, I also know that God does not need my help to solve these problems. I am willing to walk through those doors that the Lord opens, but I must also be content to stay still when He closes a door.
I am so very grateful and humbled by all those who have supported me. I will remain in prayer for all of you and for our country... and will try and humbly live according to "Thy Will be done!"