Braintree, MA… Today Representative Geoff Diehl, the endorsed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, announced that he has received the endorsement of former State Treasurer Joe Malone.

“I am proud to endorse Geoff Diehl for U.S. Senate.  He is the only person in the race who had the courage and wisdom to stand up and say that Hillary Clinton was not the right choice for our country and supported Donald Trump.  Geoff will have a seat at the table for Massachusetts which means he will be able to do more for our state,” said Malone.

“I am extremely pleased to have received Joe’s endorsement.  His endorsement sends a clear message that we are the campaign that can defeat Elizabeth Warren,” said Diehl.  “As State Treasurer, I admire his work in cutting the bureaucracy at the Treasury to save taxpayers money.  Joe put people first and successfully took on government bureaucracy.”

“In 2016, Joe recognized that our country needed a new vision.  He joined me in supporting President Trump who has turned around our economy, cut taxes, and strengthened our national security,” said Diehl.

Malone was born in Newton and is the youngest of seven children of Italian immigrants.  He grew up in Waltham. He graduated from Waltham High School and attended Phillips Andover Academy as a post-graduate. Malone graduated from Harvard University with a BA in government in 1978. He was a standout high school football star continued his success at Harvard by winning the Henry Lamar Award.

After graduating from Harvard, Malone worked for the re-election campaign for Republican Senator Edward Brooke. In 1982 he coordinated Ray Shamie’s U.S. Senate campaign against Senator Ted Kennedy. Malone unsuccessfully ran for U.S. Senate against incumbent Ted Kennedy in 1988, but did gain significant popularity.

In 1990, he was elected State Treasurer and then re-elected in 1994.  During his tenure as State Treasurer he reduced the operating budget by 62 percent. Malone took pension fund performance from among the worst in the nation to the very best and reformed the state’s deferred compensation program.

Diehl’s campaign has been gaining significant momentum.  This week he won the endorsement of Captain Dave Marciano and the Everett Police Patrolmen’s Association.

Diehl won the Republican convention by a thirty point margin. His other endorsements include: the Watertown Republican Town Committee, the Hanson Republican Town Committee, the Bourne Republican Town Committee, the East Bridgewater Republican Town Committee, the Dighton Republican Town Committee, Boston Ward 9 Republican Committee, the Somerville Republican City Committee, the Whitman Republican Town Committee, the Dracut Republican Town Committee, Representatives Shaunna O’Connell, Marc Lombardo, Jim Lyons, Lenny Mirra, Nick Boldyga and Peter Durant, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Youth Conservatives of Massachusetts, all of the Sudbury delegates to the convention, former New England Patriots Fred Smerlas, Steve Grogan, and Matt Light, Red Sox Champion Curt Schilling, and John Dennis, to name a few.  Diehl was the first candidate to receive a major law enforcement endorsement. The Norfolk County Correction Officers have thrown their weight behind Diehl.