August 3, 2020

BOURNE – Steve Xiarhos, Republican candidate for State Representative in the 5th Barnstable District, announced today that he has received the endorsement of Bourne Selectman Jared P. MacDonald.

“I’ve known Steve Xiarhos for a number of years, and I have no question in my mind that he’s the right person to be our next State Representative,” said MacDonald. “We need someone who will be a strong leader to represent us on Beacon Hill, and I know Steve is ready to step up and lead. As a former police officer myself, I appreciate Steve’s experience working as a Deputy Chief of Police. I trust him to make smart decisions to keep violent criminals in jail and off our streets. I also appreciate Steve’s tireless work on behalf of Veterans like me. And, as a small business owner, I know Steve will be there to help restore our economy and get Cape Cod back to work. I am proud to endorse Steve Xiarhos for State Representative.”

“I am grateful for the endorsement of my good friend, Jared MacDonald,” said Xiarhos. “I have tremendous respect for what Jared has accomplished as a local official, a Veteran, a former police officer, and a small business owner. He’s a fighter, someone who shows tremendous grit and determination. I respect that and I respect his service. He is also a smart, capable leader for the people of Bourne, and if I am elected State Representative, I look forward to working with him to advance the interests of people on Cape Cod.”

About Jared MacDonald

Jared P. MacDonald was elected to the Bourne Board of Selectmen in 2018. Currently, he also serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Sewer Commissioners and participates in several committees working on economic development in town.

MacDonald proudly served his country as a United States Marine during Operation Desert Storm. Returning stateside, he continued serving as a Coast Guardsman, working in Federal Law Enforcement and Search and Rescue missions.

Following his time in the military, MacDonald served as a police officer in the town of Bourne for 18 years. In 2015, he was wounded in the line of duty while responding to the scene of a fatal home invasion and double-shooting. He subsequently retired from the police force and continues to recover from his injuries. He currently runs his small electrical business and serves the town of Bourne.

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 Tim Whelan (R – 1st Barnstable District)
  • State Representative Will Crocker (R – 2nd Barnstable District)
  • State Representative David Vieira (R – 3rd Barnstable District)
  • Barnstable County Sheriff James M. Cummings
  • Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph McDonald
  • Jeff Perry (former State Rep. and Cape Cod Republican activist)
  • Barnstable Town Councilor Matthew Levesque
  • Bourne Selectman Jared P. MacDonald
  • The Massachusetts Police Association
  • The Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
  • The Massachusetts Coalition of Police
  • The Fraternal Order of Police
  • The New England Police Benevolent Association
  • Bob Avila, Sandwich Resident and Owner of Captain John Boats

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.