November 3, 2020

SANDWICH – Steve Xiarhos, Republican candidate for State Representative in the Fifth Barnstable District, declared victory in his campaign late on Tuesday evening.

According to preliminary results reported by Town Clerks in Sandwich, Bourne, Barnstable, and Plymouth, Xiarhos appeared to win election by a margin of 13,384 to 12,137. His opponent, James Dever of Sandwich, called Xiarhos Tuesday evening to concede.

“I am honored and humbled by the results of today’s election,” said Xiarhos. “I appreciate the support of so many voters, and I am ready to serve the people of the Fifth Barnstable District as their next State Representative. Above all else, I pledge to represent our four communities with honor, integrity, accountability, and hard work.”

As a former Deputy Police Chief and Cape Cod philanthropist, Xiarhos ran a campaign focused on public safety, fiscal responsibility, and local issues. He has vowed to strengthen the state’s criminal justice laws to make sure violent criminals and drug dealers remain in jail, and to support first responders and veterans. He also has pledged to advocate for more Local Aid for cities and towns, to find ways to balance the state budget without new taxes, and to vote against wasteful state spending.

Xiarhos’ campaign was endorsed by a wide range of officials on the state and local level, including Governor Charlie Baker and State Representative Randy Hunt. Hunt, who currently represents the Fifth Barnstable District, announced his intention not to run for reelection last year.

Xiarhos says he looks forward to the beginning of the legislative session in January and plans to get down to business quickly. “I’m not going to waste any time making sure the interests of the people of this district are fully represented in the House,” said Xiarhos. He has pledged frequent contact with the residents of the district and to make constituent service a priority. To assist with those efforts, Xiarhos has said he plans to open a district constituent services office sometime after taking office.

About Steven Xiarhos

Steven Xiarhos is a resident of West Barnstable and the Republican candidate for State Representative in the Fifth Barnstable District.

Steve spent forty years serving the people of Cape Cod as a member of the Yarmouth Police Department, retiring in late 2019 from the position of Deputy Chief of Police. Throughout his career, Steve attended numerous specialized training courses and is a graduate of the Babson College Command Training Course and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar. He is the recipient of 22 various police department awards and decorations including Officer of the Year, Yarmouth Area Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year, Rotary Club of Yarmouth Vocational Service Award, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Officer of the Year, and the Barnstable County Human Rights Commission Rosenthal Award.

Steve also remains active in many charitable and civic causes. This includes, but is not limited to, the Nicholas G. Xiarhos Memorial Fund (which was created in memory of Steve’s son, Nick, who was a Marine killed in combat in Afghanistan in 2009). Currently, Steve serves on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Iraq and Afghanistan Fallen Heroes Memorial Fund and the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation; as well as a Volunteer for Wounded Warrior Project Cape Cod Soldier Ride.


Steve Xiarhos is proud to have had his candidacy for State Representative endorsed publicly by:

  • Governor Charlie Baker
  • Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito
  • State Representative Randy Hunt (R – 5th Barnstable District)
  • State Representative Tim Whelan (R – 1st Barnstable District)
  • State Representative Will Crocker (R – 2nd Barnstable District)
  • State Representative David Vieira (R – 3rd Barnstable District)
  • State Representative Mathew Muratore (R – 1st Plymouth District)
  • State Representative Susan Williams Gifford (R – 2nd Plymouth District)
  • Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe
  • Barnstable County Sheriff James M. Cummings
  • Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph McDonald
  • Barnstable County Register of Probate Anastasia Welsh Perrino
  • Jeff Perry (former State Rep. and Cape Cod Republican activist)
  • Barnstable Town Councilor Matthew Levesque
  • Bourne Selectman Jared P. MacDonald
  • Sandwich Selectman Michael J. Miller
  • Sandwich Selectman Robert J. George
  • Sandwich Selectman David Sampson
  • Sandwich Selectman Charles Holden
  • The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) MA PAC
  • The Massachusetts Police Association
  • The Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
  • The Massachusetts Coalition of Police
  • The Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union (MCOFU)
  • The Fraternal Order of Police
  • The New England Police Benevolent Association
  • The Plymouth Police Superior Officers Association (MCOP Local # 372)
  • The Sandwich Professional Fire Fighters Union (Local # 2196)
  • The Barnstable County Correctional Officers Union

For more information about Steve Xiarhos and his campaign, please visit his Website, www.Xiarhosforrep.com.

About the Fifth Barnstable District

The Fifth Barnstable District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives consists of the entire town of Sandwich, plus precincts 11 and 12 in Barnstable, precincts 1, 2, and 7 in Bourne, and precinct 9 in Plymouth.