Josh S. Cutler is State Representative for the Sixth Plymouth District, which includes the towns of Pembroke, Duxbury (precincts 2-6) and Hanson. He is currently serving in his fourth term.

Josh currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. He is also a member of the Ways & Means Committee and the Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Committee and the Higher Education Committee.

Prior to being elected to the legislature, Josh served as a newspaper editor and publisher for his third-generation family business. He also founded the Express Newspapers.

Prior to his newspaper career Josh worked as an account executive for a high-tech public relations firm in Boston, working with clients such as Texas Instruments, Raytheon and Cisco Systems. He also served as Legislative Aide in the Mass. House of Representatives, where he worked on regional government, health care reform and land conservation issues. Currently, Josh is a partner at Coletta & Cutler LLC, a law practice based in Hanson.

Josh spent his formative years in Duxbury and Marshfield. He later 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 concentration) from UMass-Dartmouth.

Josh served as an elected member of the Duxbury Planning Board from 2009 to 2013, and prior to that was a Selectman in the town of Hull. An active volunteer, Josh serves on the Board of Directors for the Duxbury Free Library, Inc., and the Hanson Kiwanis Foundation.

Cutler’s family has deep South Shore roots. His mother, Suzanne, a Pembroke resident, is a former head of South Shore NOW and development director for the National Consumer Law Center. His step-mother, Catherine, is the reverend at First Parish Church in Duxbury. His late father, David, was the founder of Mariner Newspapers and a passionate advocate of veteran’s and conservation issues. The David S. Cutler Forest was dedicated in his memory by Duxbury voters in 2010.

Legislative Assignments

  • Children, Families & Persons with Disabilities Committee (Vice-Chair)
  • Ways & Means Committee
  • Telecommunication, Utilities & Energy Committee
  • Higher Education Committee
  • Coastal Caucus, House Chair
  • WorkAbility SubCommittee, Chair
  • Plymouth County Legislative Caucus, past Chair


  • Skidmore College, B.A.
  • Suffolk Law, J.D.
  • UMass Dartmouth M.P.P (Environmental Policy)

Prior Public Service

  • Duxbury Alternative Energy Committee
  • Duxbury Planning Board
  • Duxbury War Memorial Committee
  • Duxbury Democratic Town Committee
  • Hull Board of Selectmen
  • Hull Democratic Town Committee, Chairman

Civic Activities

  • Hanson Kiwanis Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Duxbury Free Library, Inc. Board of Directors
  • Pembroke Chamber of Commerce, past Board member

Honors & Distinctions

  • 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.