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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative Geoff Diehl Served 2011 - 2018 Republican - 7th Plymouth

Geoff Diehl was born in Bethlehem, PA, in the shadow of Lehigh University, which he would later attend. Along the way, he would earn the rank of Eagle Scout as well as Illinois State Scholar. Following graduation from college, he worked in New York City in advertising. On a blind date, Geoff met South Shore native KathyJo Boss and a year later, they were married. They spent several years in L.A. in television production before returning to the east coast to start a family.

Moving to her home town of Whitman, Geoff became an Account Executive at Sign Design (Brockton), then Poyant Signs (New Bedford) while also assisting KathyJo with opening their small business, Boss Academy of Performing Arts (Hanson).

They have two daughters, Kaylee and Emily, and are involved with many local organizations. KathyJo is a member of the Whitman Cultural Council and supports Hanson's Little League and DARE program. Geoff is a member of the South Shore and MetroSouth Chambers of Commerce, as well as a former member of the Whitman Finance Committee and By-Law Review Committee.

Personal Information


Small Business Owner





  • Family, Writing, History, Travel

Career Highlights

  • Member, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Member, House Committee on Rules
  • Member, House Committee on Personnel and Administration

Education & Public Service

  • Lehigh University;Double-Major: BA in Government, BA in Urban Studies – Class of ‘92
  • Lake Forest Academy– Class of ‘88
  • Former member of Whitman Finance Committee
  • Former member of Whitman By-Law Review Committee
  • Restored Whitman’s historic Toll House sign, 2007
  • Eagle Scout