BOSTON, MA – Geoff Diehl, Republican candidate for Governor, officially obtained nomination papers from the Secretary of State on Monday, formally beginning the process of getting on the ballot for the fall election.

“After months of hard work campaigning, I am excited to start the legal process of qualifying for the ballot,” Diehl said in a statement. “Our campaign has gained tremendous support since I first announced my candidacy last July 4, and we are building momentum every day. I look forward to continuing that work over the next several months.”

Under Massachusetts law, candidates for Governor must submit nomination papers signed by at least 10,000 registered voters in order to qualify for the ballot in the state election. Signatures on nomination papers need to be certified by local city and town clerks before being submitted to the Secretary of State for final approval. Monday was the first day nomination papers for statewide candidates were available from the Secretary of State, following the Legislature’s passage of a bill setting September 6 as the date for this fall’s primary election.

Diehl says he has already lined up a large network of volunteers across the state to obtain signatures. “We have a contingent of dedicated, loyal volunteers who believe in our campaign and who are ready to help us bring our message to voters statewide,” Diehl said. “People in all corners of the state will be seeing a lot from us over the next few weeks, and we look forward to meeting them. We have a positive message about making Massachusetts a better and more affordable place to live, and as voters learn more about our campaign they’re excited to support us and get involved.”

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