Meet Josh

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Josh S. Cutler is State Representative for the Sixth Plymouth District in the Massachusetts Legislature. He currently serves as Chairman of the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. He is House Chair of the Coastal Caucus, the Future of Work Commission and the UI Trust Fund Study Reform Commission, and co-founder of the Blockchain Technology Caucus.

Josh is an attorney and former small business owner. Prior to his election, Josh worked as a newspaper editor and publisher for his third-generation family business. He graduated from Skidmore College with a B.A. in political science and put himself through law school at night at Suffolk University Law School. More recently he completed his Master’s Degree in Public Policy (Environmental Policy) from UMass-Dartmouth.

 

Josh served as an elected member of the Duxbury Planning Board and the Hull Board of Selectmen. He is a member of Board of Directors of the Duxbury Free Library, Inc., and the Hanson Kiwanis Foundation, and a former Board member of the Pembroke Chamber of Commerce. He also served on the Duxbury War Memorial Committee and the Duxbury Alternative Energy Committee.

Josh enjoys local history and is the author of two books: The Boston Gentlemen’s Mob: Maria Chapman and the Abolition Riot of 1835, published by History Press in 2021; and Mobtown Massacre: Alexander Hanson and the Baltimore Newspaper War of 1812, published by History Press in 2019. He has also been published in the New England Journal of History and is a member of the National Writers Union, UAW Local 1981.

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Rep. Cutler Committees & Caucuses

  • House Chair, Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development

  • House Chair, Coastal Caucus, 2019-Present

  • House Chair, Future of Work Commission, 2021-Present

  • House Chair, Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Study Commission, 2021-Present

  • co-Founder and co-chair, House Blockchain Technology Caucus, 2021-Present

  • Vice-Chair, Joint Committee on Children, Families & Persons With Disabilities, 2019-2020

  • Vice-Chair, Joint Committee on Community Development & Small Businesses, 2017-2018

Rep. Cutler Honors & Distinctions

  • Thomas M. Menino Award for Public Service, Disability Policy Consortium, 2021

  • Legislator of the Year, Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council, 2021

  • Legislator of the Year, Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers, 2020

  • Legislator of the Year, Plymouth/Bristol Central Labor Council. 2019

  • Legislator of the Year, The ARC of Greater Plymouth County, 2018

  • Legislative Advocacy Award, Mass. Nurses Association, 2015

  • Fellow, Council of State Governments, Robert J. Thompson Eastern Leadership Academy, 2013

  • President, Mass. House of Representatives, Legislative Class of 2013-14.

  • Top 40 Under 40 Young Business Leaders, Plymouth & Cape Business Magazine, 2009

  • Golden Dozen Award, International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors, 2009.

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