We gave it all we had.
The election results certainly wasn't what we wanted. But, the people of the Commonwealth have spoken. I respect their choice and I ask everyone who supported me and Leah to give Governor-elect Healey the same opportunity for success that I would have asked had the shoe been on the other foot.
Despite the outcome, I am proud of the race we ran, highlighting the issues that are important to people across that state: Education, Healthcare, Energy and the Economy.
For a long time, Massachusetts has been a leader in all these fields, but we’ve become complacent and too dependent on directives from Washington.
Leah and I talked about restoring freedom through states rights and we have been passionate about giving you back control from a government that has become so big that it controls virtually every aspect of our lives.
It is my sincere hope that our new Governor will respect the desire of parents to have a stronger voice with their children’s education…
… That she will understand that there is a breaking point with taxation – and we’re there now – that will cause an even greater exodus of businesses and people to leave the Commonwealth.
… And I hope Governor Healey’s administration will consider a more reasonable timeline for achieving renewable energy goals.
Too many households are at the economic breaking point for too long and it’s up to Beacon Hill to deliver on their promises of safe and affordable communities, reliable transportation and educational opportunities that align with the modern workforce.
Though our campaign has ended, the work to create a better Massachusetts does not end.
Leah and I will do all we can to advance these goals and will support the next generation of leaders who want to make this state better, each and every day.
So I encourage all of you to stay in the fight; to remind our government officials that they are there to serve the people, and not the other way around.
We are so grateful for the tremendous support we received throughout this campaign.
To the thousands of volunteers across the Commonwealth who stood out with signs; knocked on doors; made phone calls; distributed lawn signs; and many other tasks - We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
To our spouses – KathyJo and Ryan… Thank you for holding down the fort as we crisscrossed the Commonwealth.
To everyone who entrusted Leah and I to carry the message of freedom and opportunity, we can never repay you.
God bless you, God bless Massachusetts and God bless these United States of America.
-Geoff and Leah