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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 House Chairman of the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development and the Coastal Caucus. He is also a member of the Massachusetts STEM Advisory Council and served as co-chair of the Future of Work Commission

 

​Josh is recognized as a leader in the areas of workforce development, disability employment, and environmental policy. He led or co-led passage of the Energy SAVE Act, the disability hiring tax credit, UI rate reform, Nicky’s Law, PANDAS/PANS insurance coverage, creation of the Commission on Persons with Disabilities, the wage transparency act, and Right Whale Day.

Josh is a graduate of Skidmore College (B.A. in political science), Suffolk University Law School (Juris Doctor) and UMass-Dartmouth (M.A. in Environmental Policy) and previously served as an elected member of the Duxbury Planning Board and the Hull Board of Selectmen. He is currently a member of Board of Directors of the Duxbury Free Library, Inc., and the Hanson Kiwanis Foundation. He is also a member in good standing of the Mass. Bar.

 

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 in 2021; and Mobtown Massacre: Alexander Hanson and the Baltimore Newspaper War of 1812, published 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.

Rep. Cutler Committees & Caucuses

  • House Chair, Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development - present

  • House Chair, Coastal Caucus, 2019-present

  • House Chair, Future of Work Commission, 2021-2022

  • House Chair, Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Study Commission, 2021-2022

  • 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

  • Legislative Award, Mass. Commission on the Status of Persons With Disabilities, 2023

  • NSRWA's Barbara Pearson Memorial River Champion Award, 2022

  • 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, Mass. Mental Health Counselors Association, 2019

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

  • Member, Mass. NGO Delegation for United Nations Climate Conference (COP 23)

  • Legislative Advocacy Award, Mass. Nurses Association, 2015

  • Fellow, Council of State Governments, 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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