BOSTON (CBS) — A Republican candidate has officially thrown their hat into the 2022 Massachusetts gubernatorial race.
Former state representative Geoff Diehl announced his candidacy for governor of Massachusetts on Sunday through his website.READ MORE: Volunteers Gather To Clean Up Trash In Boston's Muddy River
Diehl, who is from Whitman, represented and served the 7th Plymouth District on Beacon Hill from January 2011 through January 2019. He was able to upset incumbent Allen McCarthy for that spot in the 2010 election.READ MORE: Attleboro Animal Shelter Says Driver Deliberately Ran Over 5 Geese On Route 123
The 52-year-old ran for the Senate in 2018 but fell to Democratic incumbent Elizabeth Warren in the November general election.
Diehl served as co-chair for former President Donald Trump’s Massachusetts 2016 presidential campaign.MORE NEWS: Large Search Underway Near Newburyport Boat Club For Missing Man Kevin Mahoney
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, who is a Republican, has not said yet whether he will seek a third term.