Geoff Diehl is running for State Representative in the 7th Plymouth district. Current Representative Allen McCarthy is a 2 term incumbent with $6,406.31 cash on hand according to his 2008 year end report with the OCPF.
Geoff Diehl currently serves on the Whitman finance committee. He is member of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, an Eagle Scout, and is active in many local community organizations. More information can be found on his campaign website GeoffDiehl.com or his Facebook page.
The 7th Plymouth district is one of the most Republican in the state consisting of the towns of Abington, East Bridgewater and Whitman.
Kerry Healey defeated Deval Patrick outright in 2006!
John McCain defeated Barack Obama outright in 2008!
In 2006, Democrats State Representative Kathleen Teahan retired creating an open seat. Allen McCarthy defeated Republican Andrew Burbine by a 52% to 48% margin. In 2008, he was unopposed.
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Abington: 4,083 to 3,759
East Bridgewater: 3,321 to 3,702
Whitman: 3,503 to 3,537
TOTAL: 10,907 to 10,998
TOTAL: 49.8% to 50.2%
Abington: 2,479 + 686 to 2,605 + 109
East Bridgewater: 2,235 + 652 to 2,051 + 87
Whitman: 2,248 + 647 to 2,203 + 87
TOTAL: 6,962 + 1,985 to 6,895 + 283
TOTAL: 43.2% + 12.3% to 42.8% + 1.6%
The Percentages here are only among the Obama and McCain votes and do not include the 3rd party candidates.
In 2008, McCain lost by 26% statewide, but won the First Barnstable district by 0.4%. In 2006, Kerry Healy lost by 21% statewide, but won the district by 0.5%. If the Mihos and Ross numbers are included, “conservative” leaning candidates lost to “liberal” candidates 16% statewide, but won by 11.1% in the district.
Geoff Diehl began running much earlier this year and is very active. He has been mentioned here at Red Mass Group, but I have yet to do a formal post for him. This is long overdue. You can donate to the Committee to Elect Geoff Diehl here.