Matt Huffman was born and raised in Lima, Ohio. He is the 5th of 9 children of Lawrence and Shirley Huffman. He graduated from Lima Central Catholic High School in 1978. He earned his degree in Government from the University of Notre Dame (1982) and his Law Degree from the University of Cincinnati School of Law (1985).
Matt and Sheryl were married in 1984 and settled in Lima. Matt and Sheryl have four children: Clare, Matthew, Ellen and Sam. They are members of St. Charles Parish and are active in the Lima Catholic community.
Matt was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1985, and has been in private practice since that time at the law firm ofHuffman, Kelley, Becker & Gottschalk, LLC, in downtown Lima, where he is now a partner. Matt has been admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He has argued cases in the Ohio Supreme Court, several appellate and trial courts, and various local and state administrative agencies. He is an “AV” rated attorney by the Martindale-Hubbell rating service, the highest rating an attorney can receive.
Matt began his service on Lima City Council in 1992 as the 4th Ward representative and served as President from 1998-2006. He has served in the Ohio House of Representatives since 2007. He currently serves as the Majority Floor Leader.