September 14, 2020

PLYMOUTH – Steven Xiarhos, Republican candidate for State Representative in the 5th Barnstable District, announced today that his candidacy has been endorsed by State Representative Mathew Muratore (R – 1st Plymouth District).

“Steve Xiarhos is a friend of mine, and I am certain he has the right mix of character and experience needed to be a successful State Representative,” said Muratore. “Steve’s many years of service as a police officer and Deputy Police Chief give him not only unique ability to work on issues of public safety and school security as a member of the Legislature, but also experience building coalitions and partnerships within the community. He’s a good advocate, but he’s also a good listener, and that’s important. As a Gold Star Father, Steve also has a long track record of helping some of our state’s most vulnerable populations, including especially our veterans. He is clearly committed to doing what’s best for the people of Plymouth, Sandwich, Barnstable, and Bourne. I know Steve will be there when people need him, and he’ll never let us down. I am proud to endorse Steve Xiarhos for State Representative in the 5th Barnstable District.”

“I am honored to receive Representative Muratore’s endorsement,” said Xiarhos. “Matt Muratore has served the people of Plymouth with compassion and integrity. As a former police officer, I especially appreciate his leadership in the ongoing fight against opioid abuse, which continues to be an important issue facing this region. He is also a vocal advocate for children and seniors across our state. These groups need focused attention from our elected officials to ensure their well-being, and Rep. Muratore is always there to answer the call. He is an important and dedicated voice for the people of Plymouth on Beacon Hill, and he has valuable experience building trusted partnerships between the state and local officials. I appreciate Rep. Muratore’s support and I look forward to the chance of serving alongside him in the Legislature.”

About Mathew Muratore

Mathew Muratore, State Representative for the 1st Plymouth District (Precincts 2-8, 10, 12, 14 & 15 in Plymouth), is in his third term in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Previous to being elected to the House in November 2014, he was a Plymouth Selectman from May 2010-January 2015 and served as Chairman of the Board from 2012-2014.

In the 2019-2020 legislative session, Rep. Muratore serves as ranking minority member of the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development; ranking minority member of the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government; assistant ranking minority member of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing; and a member of the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. He is also a member of the Oceans Advisory Commission, the Commission on Ocean Acidification, and the Northeast Fire Protection Commission.

In 2019, Rep. Muratore received the MASS Access Legislator of the Year Award. He was also recognized with the first annual Sam’s Award from To the Moon and Back for his advocacy in advancing the care and understanding of children born with substance exposure. Other honors he has received include the Legislator of the Year Award from the Arc of Greater Plymouth (2017) and the Champion of Tourism Award from the Massachusetts tourism community (2017).

In addition to his work in the Legislature, Muratore is co-owner and operator of Crayon College in Plymouth, Kingston, and Bourne, and he is also a partner in a health care consulting company specializing in elder care. He resides in Plymouth along with his wife, Kristin, who is a local attorney, and his six daughters.

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 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)
  • State Representative Mathew Muratore (R – 1st Plymouth 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
  • 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 Fraternal Order of Police
  • The New England Police Benevolent Association
  • Bob Avila, Sandwich Resident and Owner of Captain John Boats

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.

The general election is on November 3.