BOSTON – Rep. Geoff Diehl (R-Whitman) has officially filed with the Secretary of State as a candidate in the special State Senate election for the Second Plymouth and Bristol district. Diehl is the only Republican candidate in the race. MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes released the following statement welcoming Diehl's candidacy:
"The voters of the Second Plymouth and Bristol district deserve a state senator who will stand for government accountability and fiscal discipline, and Geoff Diehl has a record of fighting for those values. From leading the charge in the successful campaign to stop the automatic gas tax hikes, to advocating for smaller and smarter government, Rep. Diehl has proven he always has taxpayers' interests in mind. I'm pleased that he is running for the senate to offer a strong contrast to the Democrats' tired defense of the tax-and-spend status quo. The MassGOP looks forward to working toward his election to send a strong addition to the GOP team on Beacon Hill."
The Second Plymouth and Bristol District special senate election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3. The district includes the following cities and towns: Brockton, East Bridgewater (Pcts. 1-3), Easton (Pcts. 1,2) Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Plympton, and Whitman.
Rep. Diehl, a Republican from Whitman, has represented the 7th Plymouth District in the House since 2010.