Geoff Diehl

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Geoff Diehl
Massachusetts State Rep. Geoff Diehl.jpg
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 7th Plymouth District
Assumed office
January 5, 2011
Preceded by Allen McCarthy
Personal details
Born Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) KathyJo Boss
Residence Whitman, Massachusetts
Alma mater Lake Forest Academy
Lehigh University (B.A.)
Occupation Small Business Owner

Geoffrey G. Diehl is a Republican politician who represents the 7th Plymouth District (Abington, Whitman, and East Bridgewater) in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.[1] He is a member of the Joint Committee on Housing, House Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change and the House Committee on Technology and Intergovernmental Affairs.[2] Representative Diehl is also a member of the House Library Caucus and Regional School Caucus. On November 2, 2010 he upset incumbent Allen McCarthy and was sworn in on January 5, 2011. He served as Donald Trump's Massachusetts campaign co-chair during the 2016 Presidential Election.[3]

Personal History[edit]

Geoff Diehl was born at St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He attended Lake Forest Academy and graduated from Lehigh University in 1992 with a double major in Government and Urban Studies. After graduating, he moved to New York City and worked in Advertising, and would later work television production in Los Angeles, California. He moved to his wife's home town of Whitman, Massachusetts in 2001 where he worked as an account executive in the sign industry. Prior to his election, Diehl was a member of the Whitman Finance Committee, and remains a member of the MetroSouth Chamber of Commerce, and South Shore Chamber of Commerce. Geoff Diehl is also an Eagle Scout. Geoff and his wife, KathyJo, have two daughters, Kaylee and Emily.

2010 Election[edit]

Diehl began his campaign for representative of the 7th Plymouth District on February 22, 2010. During his campaign Diehl received support from previous Representatives from the same district including Andrew Card, Michael Sullivan, Ned Kirby (Also former State Senator, County Commissioner, and Judge), and Ronald Whitney. Diehl also received the endorsement of U.S. Senator Scott Brown.[4]

U.S. Senate election, 2018[edit]

Diehl has publicly announced he is challenging Elizabeth Warren in 2018.[5][6] He has established a campaign website.[7]

Electoral History[edit]

2016 Election for Massachusetts' 7th Plymouth House District
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Geoff Diehl (Incumbent) 17,088 99.20
Write-in Others 144 0.80
2014 Election for Massachusetts' 7th Plymouth House District
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Geoff Diehl (Incumbent) 11,528 99.20
Write-in Others 92 0.80
2012 Election for Massachusetts' 7th Plymouth House District
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Geoff Diehl (Incumbent) 10,942 54.20
Democratic Robert L. Toomey, Jr. 9,232 45.70
Write-in Others 25 0.10
2010 Election for Massachusetts' 7th Plymouth House District[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Geoff Diehl 8,553 51.24
Democratic Allen J. McCarthy 8,132 48.72
Write-in Others 6 0.04