Geoff learned the value of hard work, the importance of getting an education, and the virtue of treating people honestly at an early age. At 16, he earned the rank of Eagle–the highest achievement in Boy Scouts of America.
He graduated from Lehigh University and went on to pursue a career in the private sector in both advertising and television.
On a blind date in New York, Geoff met South Shore native KathyJo Boss. Their romance blossomed, and one year later, they were married.
Moving back to KathyJo’s hometown of Whitman, Geoff became an Account Executive at SignDesign in Brockton and then at Poyant Signs in New Bedford. In the meantime, he helped KathyJo open Boss Academy of Performing Arts in the neighboring town of Hanson.
Geoff became active in the community, and eventually became a member of the Whitman Finance Committee. In 2007, Geoff stepped forward as a private citizen to oversee the restoration of the historic Toll House sign in Whitman. Part of his work included obtaining underwriting for the project by the Nestle Corporation.
In 2010, Geoff ran for State Representative and won. On January 5, 2011 he was sworn in as a member of the 187th General Court of Massachusetts, serving the people of the 7th Plymouth District (Abington, East Bridgewater and Whitman).
During his time in office, Geoff has led the fight for more transparency and accountability at the State House. He has worked to increase jobs and send more local aid to cities and towns. Geoff also has been a champion of Massachusetts taxpayers and has taken bold action to protect them from tax hikes.
In 2014, Geoff saved Massachusetts taxpayers from a $2 billion gas tax increase. The Legislature had voted the year before to link the state gas tax to inflation, so that the gas tax would increase automatically every future year. Geoff stepped forward to lead a grassroots effort for a ballot question campaign to repeal the tax hike. His group collected 146,000 signatures in favor of the ballot question, and despite special interest groups outspending his team 31 to 1, Geoff’s group won.
In 2018, Geoff took the fight on behalf of the people of Massachusetts to the federal stage when he took on incumbent Senator Elizabeth Warren. Geoff earned the endorsement of the Massachusetts Republicans at their state convention that year. Though he lost that race, the experience he gained in viewing the issues facing our Commonwealth from the national level will prove invaluable to his work as a statewide leader for the people of the Commonwealth.
In 2020, Geoff joined TRQ Auto Parts, a division of 1A Auto out of Pepperell MA, as the Director of Business Development, where he’s successfully created partnerships with some of the top online retailers in the industry.
Geoff and his wife, KathyJo, are involved with many local organizations. Geoff is a member of the Abington Lions Club, and has served in the past on the East Bridgewater Business Association, the South Shore Chamber of Commerce and the BSA Old Colony Council. KathyJo is Director of Whitman Youth Cheerleading, she has been a member of the Whitman Cultural Council, and she supports Hanson’s Little League and D.A.R.E. program.
Geoff’s service as a State Representative has been recognized by a number of groups. In 2011, Geoff was recognized as an “Emerging Leader” by the State Legislative Leadership Foundation (SLLF). In 2012, he was elected to serve as an Alternate Delegate to the Republican National Convention, representing the 8th Congressional District. He was recognized by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) for Campaign Excellence for having the best ballot campaign of the year in 2015. He was named as the 2016 Legislator of the Year for the Massachusetts Ambulance Association, and in the same year was elected as a full Delegate to the Republican National Convention. Both he and KathyJo serve as State Committee members for the Massachusetts Republican Party.