Rep. Lundy presents a House Resolution during Session
Rep. Lundy presents a House Resolution during Session
 Press Conference on Gov. Kasich's Proposed Budget
Press Conference on Gov. Kasich's Proposed Budget
 Rep. Lundy (left) joins Rep. Reece and other lawmakers to speak out against HB 203, which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
Rep. Lundy (left) joins Rep. Reece and other lawmakers to speak out against HB 203, which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
Rep. Lundy speaks at a press conference to combat heroin abuse in Ohio
Rep. Lundy speaks at a press conference to combat heroin abuse in Ohio
 Rep. Lundy
Rep. Lundy
 Rep.Lundy pushes for changes that would put middle class families first.
Rep.Lundy pushes for changes that would put middle class families first.
Rep. Lundy unveils the JobsOhio Accountability Act
Rep. Lundy unveils the JobsOhio Accountability Act
 Reps. Driehaus and Lundy
Reps. Driehaus and Lundy
 Rep. Lundy speaks at a press conference regarding JobsOhio
Rep. Lundy speaks at a press conference regarding JobsOhio
Media Roundtable on Education
Media Roundtable on Education
 House Session
House Session
 Rep. Lundy signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Rep. Lundy signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Rep. Lundy presents a Resolution to the Ohio Correction Officer of the Year
Rep. Lundy presents a Resolution to the Ohio Correction Officer of the Year
 Rep. Lundy discusses the Budget Bill
Rep. Lundy discusses the Budget Bill
 House Dems gather for a picture
House Dems gather for a picture
Rep. Lundy speaks out against the Budget Bill that hurts thousands of middle class and working class Ohioans
Rep. Lundy speaks out against the Budget Bill that hurts thousands of middle class and working class Ohioans
 Rep. Lundy presents a Resolution
Rep. Lundy presents a Resolution
 
 
State Representative Matt Lundy (D-55th District) once reported on state legislatures as a television news correspondent. Now, the Avon Lake native is proud to serve part of Lorain County as its voice at the Statehouse. Rep. Lundy holds an associate’s degree from Lorain County Community College and a bachelor’s degree in human resource management from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. Lundy's interest in radio and television, however, dates back to high school. As a student at Avon Lake High School during the 1970’s, Lundy hosted a radio show on WLRO 1380 in Lorain. Lundy&rsquo...
 
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11.20.14 - Reps. Lundy, Pillich Look To Protect Service Members From Predatory Lenders

 

State Reps. Connie Pillich (D- Montgomery) and Matt Lundy (D-Elyria) Thursday announced they will soon introduce the Ohio Military Lending Act, legislation to crack down on predatory lending targeting U.S. military members and their families. 

 
 

10.27.14 - Rep. Matt Lundy Co-Sponsors Legislation To Increase Penalties For Texting & Driving

 

State Representative Matt Lundy (D-Elyria) announced today that he is a co-sponsor of a bill recently introduced in Columbus to address the dangerous problem of texting and driving in Ohio. House Bill 637 would increase texting and driving’s designation from a secondary to a primary offense, which would allow law enforcement to stop a vehicle and issue a citation for this violation alone. Receiving a citation for the primary offense would still be labeled as a minor misdemeanor and subject to a fine of up to $150. The bill also would ban the use of electronic devices in active school zones and construction zones. 

 
 

10.08.14 - Growing Problems Should Compel State To Take Control Of Prison Food Operations, Lawmakers Say

 

House Democratic representatives today sent a letter to Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) Director Gary Mohr calling for the state to terminate its contract with the state’s privately-run prison food service staffing company, Aramark, marking at least the fifth time lawmakers have asked the state to take control of privatized food service operations.

“The irrefutable and troubling facts against Aramark reaffirms why there was such strong initial opposition, both in the legislature and the general public, to privatizing any part of our prison system,” said Rep. Matt Lundy (D-Elyria). “With the ninety-day notice requirement in the contract, I am calling on the administration to terminate its relationship with Aramark and start 2015 off on the right foot by having the state take full control of our prisons again.”

Over 100 Aramark employees have been banned from Ohio prisons since the first year of the privatization due to problems ranging from sexual abuse and drug smuggling to inappropriate relationships with inmates, according to a Dayton Daily News investigation. Aramark has also racked up state contract violations, including unsafe food conditions, staffing shortfalls and food shortages.

“Maybe they cut costs, but they cut corners to get there and that’s not what Ohioans deserve or expect,” said Rep. Robert F. Hagan (D-Youngstown) a member of the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee (CIIC). “It’s time for the state to take control of operations at our state prisons and ensure that there is security and accountability in the way our state does business.”

Aramark has been fined twice by the state for violating safety and security requirements at Ohio prisons, but the Kasich Administration has dodged previous calls for the termination of Aramark’s contract. Instead, the state will use some of the fines to hold additional training for Aramark employees.

“We shouldn’t be in the business of remediation for bad actors,” said Rep. Nicholas J. Celebrezze (D-Parma), a CIIC member. “The state needs to sign contracts with businesses that are able to meet our requirements and expectations.”

 
 

08.12.14 - Rep. Lundy Introduces Bill To End Predatory Auto-Title Lending

 

State Representative Matt Lundy (D-Elyria) on Monday introduced House Bill 609, legislation prohibiting predatory auto-title lending in Ohio. 

 
 
 
Representative Matt Lundy
District 55
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 644-5076
Fax      (614) 719-3957
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Hometown : Elyria
Party : Democrat
Elected Experience :
Current Term : Expires December 2014 / Not eligible to run for another term