Northborough's Aaron Hutchins hopes to continue his father's public service

By Seth Stutman Community Reporter
(l to r) Anna, 9, Rachael, Sara, 13, Aaron and Emma,10, enjoy some family time.

Northborough – Attorney Aaron Hutchins, son of longtime Northborough Police Chief Kenneth Hutchins, is vying for one of the two open seats on Northborough's Board of Selectmen and will appear on the ballot for the May 9 election.

“My love for Northborough follows the Goldilocks Principle – it's not too big, it's not too small, it's just right,” Hutchins said. Between his passion for all that Northborough offers and his professional experience, Hutchins feels prepared to join the board.

Hutchins truly became a “product” of Northborough after his family moved to town in 1980. While his father became the chief of police, Aaron progressed through the Northborough school system, graduated from Algonquin Regional High School in 1990, became an Eagle Scout and gained fluency in French. Hutchins then took a hiatus from Metrowest, attending Brigham Young University. He returned to Massachusetts to go to the New England School of Law.

Returning to Northborough in 2008, Aaron became the founding attorney of Hutchins Law on Maple Street, a general practice firm focusing on family law, civil litigation, criminal defense and bankruptcy.

Aaron is no stranger to public service, having spent more than a year on the Cable Committee and the Northborough Community Affairs Committee. Becoming a selectman would be the first elected seat for Hutchins, as his previous posts were volunteer positions.

As for his favorite locations in Northborough, Hutchins lists Tougas Farm, Ellsworth-McAfee Park on Route 135, and Juniper Hill Golf Course, but praises the town for much more.

“It's the perfect town for families,” he said. The schools are great; the residents enjoy a high sense of security and community “and driving on its roads one can see building evidences of both the past and future.”

Hutchins believes he has much to offer to the board.

“It's always good to have the perspective of someone who is thinking legally,” he said. “It's always helpful to have the perspective of someone who can represent and understand the younger families in town.”

As for policy, Hutchins plans to continue the sound financial tendencies of the board as Northborough climbs out of the recession, and hopes that this sentiment is echoed in the practices of residents.

“I would love to inspire the residents to take on a mindset of preparedness,” he said.

More information about the ideas, background and professional abilities of Aaron Hutchins can be found on social media networks and at his law firm's website,

While this youthful Board of Selectman candidate communicates in a modern way, he also uses traditional methods and invites residents to contact him personally.

“My door is always open, and I always answer my phone,” Hutchins said.