State Rep. Will Crocker Endorses Steve Xiarhos for 5th Barnstable District Seat

July 16, 2020

BARNSTABLE – Steve Xiarhos, Republican candidate for State Representative in the Fifth Barnstable District, is pleased to announce that his candidacy has been formally endorsed by State Representative Will Crocker (R – 2nd Barnstable District).

“I believe that Steve will do an excellent job as the next State Representative for the Fifth Barnstable District,” said Rep. Crocker. “I have known Steve for many years through his law enforcement career, and he has shown he has the ability and the willingness to address the needs of his constituents on Beacon Hill. I am proud to endorse Steve Xiarhos for State Representative.”

“I am extremely grateful to have Representative Crocker’s support,” said Xiarhos. “Will Crocker is an extremely hard-working and effective representative serving the people of Barnstable and Yarmouth. In particular, he has been a vocal advocate in the fight against opioid abuse here on Cape Cod, and he has supported additional housing opportunities for our residents. Will also has the back of law enforcement and has been a loyal sponsor of ‘Nero’s Bill’ (H.2037) on Beacon Hill, in addition to pushing for additional police training. If elected State Representative, I look forward to working with Representative Crocker as a team to protect the interests of people here on Cape Cod.”

About Will Crocker

State Representative Will Crocker (R – 2nd Barnstable District) was first elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2016. He serves as the ranking member of the Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use, and Recovery, and a member of the Joint Committee on Housing and the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.

Will is a true “Cape Codder.” The Crockers settled in the Town of Barnstable with the first families in the 1600’s. Will was born in Hyannis and raised in West Barnstable. He graduated from Barnstable High School in 1975 and attended Cape Cod Community College, subsequently graduating from the University of Maine in 1980.

His professional career has included over 30 years of work in radio and television reporting on important local issues for stations including 99.9 The Q, Ocean 104.7, Classical 107.5 and 95.1 WXTK. He also has worked in education.

In 2013, Will was elected to the Barnstable Town Council where he represented Precinct Six in Centerville.

Will and his wife, Judy, live in Centerville and are extremely active in their community, volunteering and serving on various boards and organizations.

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.


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

  • State Representative Randy Hunt (R – 5th Barnstable District)
  • State Representative Will Crocker (R – 2nd Barnstable District)
  • State Representative David Vieira (R – 3rd Barnstable District)
  • Barnstable County Sheriff James M. Cummings
  • Jeff Perry (former State Representative and Cape Cod Republican activist)
  • Barnstable Town Councilor Matthew Levesque
  • The Massachusetts Coalition of Police
  • The Massachusetts Police Association
  • Bob Avila, Sandwich Resident and Owner of Captain John Boats

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

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.