Matt Lehman - District 79 State Representative

On The Issues


I believe we need a responsible tax system.  In recent years our desire to provide more and more services to more and more recipients has begun to create an unbalance.  I don’t believe we are taxed too little.  I believe we spend too much.  I will work to fund the government wisely and within budget and allow you to keep more of your hard earned money.


I was raised to value the greatest gift known to man – life.  I am pro-life and will work to protect life from the womb to the grave.  I support the marriage amendment that is moving in the Indiana General Assembly.  While I believe the government has no right to tell a person what lifestyle they can live, I do believe that marriage between one man and one woman is the foundation of a solid society.


I consider the greatest thing we can give our children is a world class education.  To that extent I support a system that rewards students and teachers based on achievement.  I support more parental involvement in both choosing a school and influencing a school.  I believe that parents should be held accountable for their child when they allow them to fail.  So many issues stem from a lack of quality education – poverty and crime lead the way. 


The greatest crisis facing our country today is the mounting debt that we are leaving our children and grandchildren.  We must live within our means.  The government’s role has changed from a backstop to protect us and provide for us when in dire need, to offense where it will make decisions for us, direct the economy and provide for all our needs at the expense of the taxpayer.  That is why we are in debt to the tune of roughly $46,000 per citizen.  We must reign in the spending.

On The IssuesOn The Issues

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