Elected on November 2nd, 2010 as State Representative of the 7th Plymouth District
(Abington, East Bridgewater & Whitman), Geoff was inaugurated on January 5th, 2011, to the 187th Great and General Court of Massachusetts.
At a very early age Geoff’s parents taught him the value of hard work, education and honesty. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout
by the age of 16, graduated from Lehigh University
with a double major, worked in advertising and television, and on a blind date in New York City, met South Shore native KathyJo Boss. One year later, they were married.
Moving to her home town of Whitman, Geoff became an Account Executive at Sign Design
in Brockton and then at Poyant Signs
, while also assisting KathyJo with opening Boss Academy of Performing Arts
in the neighboring town of Hanson.
They have two daughters, Kaylee and Emily, and are involved with many local organizations. KathyJo is Director of Whitman Youth Cheerleading
, is a member of the Whitman Cultural Council and supports Hanson's Little League
program. Geoff is a member of the Abington Lions Club
, the East Bridgewater Business Association
, the South Shore Chamber of Commerce
and the MetroSouth Chamber of Commerce
. He also is a Member of the Board of the BSA Old Colony Council
In 2007, Geoff handled the restoration of the historic Toll House sign in Whitman, including obtaining the underwriting of the project by the Nestle Corporation. He is also a former member of the Whitman Finance Committee.
In 2010, Geoff was elected State Representative. He has led the fight for more transparency, accountability of our tax dollars and protecting taxpayers.
In 2013, when the legislature linked the gas tax to inflation, which means our gas taxes were going to increase every year automatically, Geoff stepped forward to lead the ballot question to repeal the tax. His grassroots team collected 146,000 signatures to get the question on the ballot. Powerful special interest groups pumped in millions of dollars to try to defeat Geoff’s effort. Despite being outspent 31 to 1, automatic gas taxes were repealed last November. Geoff saved taxpayers from a $2 billion gas tax increase!
Right after passing the repeal of automatic gas tax hikes, it came to light that there was an effort to increase legislative pay. The proposal included a 75% increase for legislative leaders. Once again, Geoff stepped forward to protect the taxpayers and he successfully stopped the pay raises!
Geoff has also been leading the effort to stop taxpayers from having to fund the Olympics. Hosting the Olympics Games has cost taxpayers billions of dollars, because the International Olympic Committee requires the hosting government to sign an agreement that taxpayers will cover any cost overruns. Cost overruns average 179%. That would mean a multi-billion bailout for Massachusetts taxpayers. Right now, Geoff is working to pass another ballot question that would allow the Olympics to come to Massachusetts but only if taxpayers are held harmless.
During his 5 years in office, Geoff has fought for more transparency at the State House, worked to increase jobs, fought for more local aid and always been accessible.
As State Representative, he has worked full time for the people. He holds weekly office hours throughout the district.