Xiarhos Endorsed by National Federation of Independent Business

September 8, 2020

SANDWICH – Steve Xiarhos, Republican candidate for State Representative in the 5th Barnstable District, announced today that his campaign has been officially endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) MA PAC.

In a letter announcing the group’s endorsement, Christopher Carlozzi, NFIB State Director for Massachusetts, thanked Xiarhos for his “support and understanding of the needs of thousands of Main Street small businesses and the more than one million workers at small businesses in Massachusetts.”

“I am very thankful to receive NFIB’s endorsement and I appreciate the support of the organization and its members,” said Xiarhos. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy in this state, and that’s especially true here on Cape Cod. We depend on these businesses for essential goods and services, and for the jobs they create. Their success is our success. I am especially honored to receive this endorsement around Labor Day, at a time when we pause to celebrate our nation’s workers and their contributions to our economy. This year, with all that our front-line workers are dealing with, we need to keep our independent businesses in special focus and remember their needs as we reopen our economy.”

NFIB is the nation’s leading small business advocacy association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small- and independent-business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. Its mission is to promote and protect the right of its members to own, operate, and grow their businesses. More information about NFIB is available online at www.NFIB.com.

Xiarhos, who won the Republican Primary for State Representative on September 1, has made support of small business a cornerstone of his campaign. He has argued consistently for greater freedom for Cape Cod businesses to reopen — safely — during the Coronavirus pandemic due to the seasonal nature of the Cape’s economy. He has also argued for lower taxes and less regulations, which would allow businesses to thrive and create more jobs. “It’s important for our state to create an environment that is ripe for success by keeping taxes low, constraining state spending, and eliminating unnecessary regulations,” Xiarhos said in a statement made shortly after the Primary election. “That’s always been the case, and it’s especially true as our state attempts to move past and recover from the Coronavirus pandemic.”