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Josh Cutler
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Sixth Plymouth District
In office
January 5, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthJanuary 22, 1971
Place of birthDuxbury, Massachusetts
Office website
Josh S. Cutler is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Sixth Plymouth district. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cutler served on the following committees:

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Post Audit and Oversight
Community Development and Small Business Joint
Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Joint
Election Laws Joint


Campaign themes


Cutler's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

State Budget

  • Excerpt: "I would also work to stop the practice of giving state legislators taxpayer funds in the form of “per-diems” for commuting to work. As your next state representative I’ll drive to work on my own dime."

School Funding

  • Excerpt: "We also need to stop unfunded mandates that tie the hands of our teachers and school administrators. While we need state standards, I'm a firm believer that decisions about our schools are best made at the local level."

Economic Development

  • Excerpt: "Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. They are also the ones that support our community, sponsor our little league teams and donate to local charities. We must do more to support them."

Energy Policy

  • Excerpt: "I'm a firm believer that Massachusetts should push to make green jobs and green technology as vital a cog in our state's economy as health care, higher education or biotech."

Human Services

  • Excerpt: "Protecting our neediest citizens is a part of living in a commonwealth and my belief is that we need a government that is both cost-effective and compassionate."



See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Josh Cutler was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Joseph Sheehan was unopposed in the Republican primary. Cutler defeated Sheehan in the general election.[2]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Sixth Plymouth District General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJosh Cutler Incumbent 53.8% 9,035
     Republican Joseph Sheehan 46.2% 7,753
Total Votes 16,788


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cutler won election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Sixth Plymouth District. Smizik was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and defeated Karen E. Barry (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Sixth Plymouth District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJosh Cutler Incumbent 55.1% 12,433
     Republican Karen Barry 44.9% 10,144
Total Votes 22,577


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cutler ran for election to the Sixth Plymouth seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He was defeated by Daniel Webster (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cutler is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Cutler raised a total of $213,120 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 20, 2013.[5]

Josh Cutler's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Massachusetts House, Sixth Plymouth Won $107,074
2010 Massachusetts House, Sixth Plymouth Defeated $106,046
Grand Total Raised $213,120


Cutler won election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cutler raised a total of $107,074.


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Cutler and his wife, Leslie, have two children.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Daniel Webster (R)
Massachusetts House of Representatives Plymouth 6
Succeeded by