MEET TOM HUTCHINSON
Tom is a resident of Dorchester County running for the Maryland House of Delegates – District 37B. For the past 20 years, Tom has been an active citizen throughout the Eastern Shore. He is a business leader, entrepreneur, and advocate for his community.
Immediately upon his arrival in the area, Tom immersed himself in a variety of organizations focused on economic growth and prosperity. Most notable was Tom’s eight-year tenure as a member of the Board of Directors and subsequently as President of Cambridge Main Street. During his terms, the downtown district of Cambridge, Maryland underwent a significant transformation and has become a major tourist destination. Whether it is at a downtown street festival, leading a volunteer team to help beautify downtown, standing on a ladder to help hang Christmas wreaths and banners, or climbing a pile of bushel baskets to help build the iconic Cambridge Crab Basket Christmas Tree, Tom is always present and more than willing to “roll-up his sleeves” to get the job done.
Tom is the Chief Ironman Booster for IronClub Maryland, the booster organization that funds and supports both Ironman Maryland and Ironman Eagleman 70.3 triathlons. Both events attract thousands of athletes and visitors from around the world and have a welcomed economic impact throughout District 37B of more than $5.0 million annually. In 2017, Tom completed Ironman Maryland which is a testament to his willingness to set a goal, work hard, and lead by example. He continues to be an energetic volunteer for both events.
Currently, Tom is an active member of the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce, the Cambridge Business Professional Group, the Sons of The American Legion, and the Milton Church. In addition, he is a past member of the Cambridge Economic Steering Committee, a past director of the Chesapeake College Foundation Board of Directors, a past Rotarian, and a former volunteer firefighter.
After 30 years leading the sales and marketing teams at various national healthcare analytic organizations, Tom decided in 2020 to convert his business, entrepreneurship, and craftsmanship skills to create Hutchinson Home Services LLC, providing quality home improvement services throughout the Eastern Shore. This decision has allowed Tom to become even more active and immersed in the community.
Tom earned his MBA at Loyola University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, and his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA. He is also a graduate of Shore Leadership.
Tom resides in Woolford, Maryland, has a daughter, Helen, who is currently attending the University of Maryland and enjoys spending time with the family’s beautiful black Labrador retriever, Hallie.