Candidates for Mass. governor, lieutenant governor

These are the candidates for the 2022 Massachusetts gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, which will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Geoff Diehl (Republican Candidate for Governor) and Leah Allen (Republican Candidate for Lieutenant Governor)

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017, file photo, Massachusetts Republican Geoff Diehl officially kicks off his campaign for the U.S. Senate against Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren in Boston.


Diehl is a former state representative. He served from 2011-2018 representing the 7th Plymouth district representing Abington, East Bridgewater, and Whitman. Diehl previously ran for U.S. Senate in 2018. Diehl is currently the Director of Business Development for 1A Auto of Pepperell. Diehl was previously a member of the Whitman Finance Committee.


Allen worked as a licensed nurse before she entered politics in 2013 by declaring her intention to run in a special election for State Representative. She went on to win the primary, and then the general election. Allen proudly served the people of Peabody for several years before returning to nursing.

Maura Healey (Democratic Candidate for Governor) and Kimberley Driscoll (Democratic Candidate for Lieutenant Governor)


Healey has been serving as the Massachusetts Attorney General since her re-election in 2014. Prior to her current role, Healy served as chief of the Civil Rights Division, where she spearheaded the state’s challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act. She was then appointed chief of the Public Protection and Advocacy Bureau and then chief of the Business and Labor Bureau before resigning in 2013.


Driscoll is currently serving her fifth term as Salem’s first woman Mayor after being elected in 2005. Driscoll has been a regional leader on issues such as housing affordability, combating climate change, and diversity, equity, and inclusivity.

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