Top Ten Reasons to Re-Elect Josh Cutler
1) Josh is accessible. He hosts weekly mobile office hours, both in the daytime and the evening. He hosts monthly "Coffee with Josh" events around the district, answers all his own emails (usually between 2 minutes & 24 hours!) and offers his cell phone out to any constituent who needs help (781-217-5854).
2) Josh is bipartisan. He works across the aisle and has one of dozen most independent voting records in the entire House of Representatives based on roll call votes.
3) Josh is effective. Even as a freshman lawmaker, Josh has been remarkably effective. He led successful efforts to restore our weekend train service. He secured state funds for local pond clean-up, beach infrastructure and dredging. He helped establish a regional suicide prevention program and passed amendments to boost senior center grants and regional school transportation funding.
4) Josh is a leader. Lots of candidates talk about leadership, but Josh is the kind of person who just quietly goes about demonstrating it. His peers of both parties unanimously voted him President of his class and he was the only state representative from Massachusetts selected to be a Fellow for the Council of State Governments, Robert J. Thompson Eastern Leadership Academy.
5) Josh is compassionate. Fundamentally Josh believes this job is about helping people and he goes out of his way to be a voice for those in need. He hosts a regular "We're All In This Together" event to bring together service providers with those who need assistance.
6) Josh is experienced. Before serving as a legislator Josh ran a small business for 12 years. He put himself through law school at night while juggling his work and family responsibilities. Josh is a husband, a father and a taxpayer. He understands the struggles we all face and the need to make tough choices and spending priorities.
7) Josh is a stand up guy. Josh isn't afraid to buck party leaders and speak out on issues when called for. He helped pass a new law to shed light on outside campaign spending by both corporations and unions. He stood up against big business that were taking advantage of the tax code to hide profits in offshore tax shelters. He crossed party lines to advocate for new rules on EBT cards. He stood up to the state education officials to protest new teacher testing mandates.
8) Josh is a positive role model. Josh works hard to involve young people in state government and give them opportunities to develop and showcase their talents and skills. He hosts a student legislator program in the summer and a high school art show every fall and regularly visits our schools to talk about civics and how young people can get involved.
9) Josh has a sense of humor. Josh takes his job very seriously, but he doesn't take himself too seriously. Whether it's dressing up for a murder mystery play to benefit the South Shore Children Museum, debating the best state pizza with 100 third graders, or donning a wig and costume to entertain senior citizens, Josh is never too busy to help a good cause and support our community.
10) Josh goes above and beyond. Driving the GATRA bus in a snow storm, delivering cots at midnight to the housing authority, or diving in icy waters in a wet suit with first responders or are not --- strictly speaking -- part of the job description of a state representative, but Josh regularly does all this and more!