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President Huffman Named a Defender of Limited Government

November 8, 2023
Matt Huffman News

COLUMBUS—Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman (R-Lima) has been named a Defender of Limited Government by the Institute for Legislative Analysis (ILA). A spokesperson for the Institute says "it is very rare for leadership to get awards from us" and calls this the "the most comprehensive analysis ever conducted on the Ohio legislature."

"I've stood for limited government and have fought to defend our Constitution my entire career," President Huffman said. "Ohioans are reaping the rewards of the legislature cutting regulations, supporting educational choice, and promoting and protecting individual liberties. This award demonstrates these successes, and we look forward to many more here in the Buckeye State."

“ILA’s analysis of President Huffman's record shows he has consistently upheld the limited government principles of the U.S. Constitution while leading the Senate to cut overreaching regulations and advance prosperity for all Ohioans,” said ILA CEO Ryan McGowan. “As we have recently witnessed at the national level, leadership is never easy, and therefore we applaud President Huffman for his work and are proud to present him with ILA’s Defender of Limited Government Award.”

The Institute also congratulated President Huffman for the fact that nearly every Republican member of the Ohio Senate earned a score above 80%.

The Institute for Legislative Analysis aims to advance the limited government principles of the U.S. Constitution by increasing transparency through their scorecard system. The Institute has awarded 47 federal and state lawmakers from 5 states, including Huffman, for earning limited government ratings of 80% and above. Ohio's rankings were determined through the analysis of votes taken in 2022 on 36 pieces of legislation.