Geoff Diehl for US Senate
In his hometown of Whitman, Representative Geoff Diehl (R-Whitman) officially announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate.
With his wife, KathyJo, and his two daughters, Kaylee and Emily, by his side, Diehl declared his candidacy in front of a large crowd at the Whitman VFW. Kaylee Diehl introduced her father to the large crowd.
“Tonight, I am making it official. I’m a candidate for the United States Senate. Massachusetts is too great for a part-time Senator. We need a Senator who will focus on the citizens of the Commonwealth,” said Diehl. “From the time you wake up in the morning and until you go to bed in the evening you should be working to help the people of Massachusetts. I think people should come first ahead of oneself. Our Senator needs to do their job by putting you first!”
Diehl has a proven track record of putting people ahead of politics. Three years ago he led the successful ballot initiative to repeal automatic gas tax hikes –saving taxpayers $2 billion.
“When Beacon Hill tied the gas tax to inflation, I knew we had to stop taxation without representation. Despite the odds and being outspent 31 to 1, working with the people we were able to repeal this costly tax hike saving taxpayers billions. Already, we have avoided three gas tax increases,” said Diehl. “While other people have focused on putting money in their wallets, I have focused on putting money into your wallet.”
Diehl’s speech emphasized a positive vision of being a proactive Senator who will put Massachusetts first, work to secure our borders, lower the tax burden, and grow jobs.
“I will be a jobs Senator who focuses on doing my job and creating more jobs for Massachusetts,” said Diehl. “I will not ignore the needs of communities such as New Bedford. I will fight to keep fishing licenses in our state.”
Diehl also took the opportunity to outline the differences in this race. He has been disappointed with Senator Warren who is more focused on her national profile rather than working in the best interest of Massachusetts. One key example of this, Diehl pointed out was how she voted against the 21st Century Cures Act.
“If she cared about our state, she wouldn’t have voted against a bipartisan measure to promote medical innovation and the development of new treatments for cancer and other diseases. Massachusetts is a medical research leader and she still voted against the bill,” said Diehl.
The program included sports talk legend John Dennis as the master of ceremonies, Casey Scholl of Pembroke singing the national anthem, and former State Commander Brian Martin leading the crowd in the pledge of allegiance. Officials attending included: Representatives Shaunna O’Connell, Jim Lyons, Peter Durant, and David DeCoste, and former New England Patriot Fred Smerlas to name a few.