June 29, 2020

BARNSTABLE – Steve Xiarhos, Republican candidate for State Representative in the 5th Barnstable District, announced today that his candidacy has been endorsed by former Republican State Representative Jeff Perry.

“I am very pleased to provide my endorsement and support to Steve Xiarhos to be the next State Representative for the 5th Barnstable District,” said Perry. “Having known Steve for many years, it is clear he is a compassionate professional in all aspects of his life. We need elected officials who are firm in their values and who are willing to listen and learn about issues and the opinions of voters. From being a decorated police officer to a Gold Star Father, Steve’s life and family have been focused on honorable public service. The voters of Sandwich, Bourne, Barnstable and Plymouth will be well-served by voting for Steve Xiarhos as their State Representative.”

“Jeff Perry served the people of the 5th Barnstable district with passion, pride, and integrity during his years as our State Representative,” said Xiarhos. “He consistently advocated for causes that mattered to our district, while championing the application of conservative principles to solve problems facing our Commonwealth. He was a leader for the 5th Barnstable District and has always been an outspoken grass roots activist for the Republican party and its ideals. To this day, he remains someone who is well-known and respected by conservatives across Cape Cod. I am honored and humbled to receive Jeff’s endorsement of my campaign, and I thank him for his support.”

About Jeff Perry

Jeffrey D. Perry represented the Fifth Barnstable district in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 2003-2011. He was also the Republican nominee for United States Congress in what was then known as the Massachusetts 10th Congressional District in 2010.

Throughout his service as State Representative, Perry distinguished himself as a reform-minded leader and someone who was always willing to take a stand in favor of principles that mattered to him and to those he represented – whether that meant reaching across the aisle to work with members of the other party, or if it meant not being afraid to stand alone for what needed to get done.

Perry consistently championed a number of conservative issues, including smaller and more responsible government, fiscal responsibility, opposing tax increases, and opposing illegal immigration. He was also a vocal advocate for education and public safety.

In recent years, Perry has taught courses on Constitutional Law, Criminal Evidence, and American Government at local colleges. He is the recipient of a Juris Doctorate Degree from New England School of Law. There, he was presented the Dean Timothy J. Cronin, Jr. Award, which recognizes the student who has shown the greatest promise of outstanding contributions to public service.

About Steven Xiarhos

Steven Xiarhos is a resident of Barnstable and a 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.

About the Fifth Barnstable District

The Fifth Barnstable District in the Massachusetts Houses 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.

The Republican primary is Tuesday, September 1. The general election is on November 3.

For more information about Steve Xiarhos and his campaign, please visit his Website,