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STATEMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE-ELECT STEVE XIARHOS REGARDING PASSAGE OF THE POLICE REFORM BILL

STATEMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE-ELECT STEVE XIARHOS REGARDING PASSAGE OF THE POLICE REFORM BILL December 2, 2020 WEST BARNSTABLE - State Representative-elect Steve Xiarhos (R – 5th Barnstable) issued the following statement today regarding the Legislature's passage of S. 2963 (commonly referred to as the Police Reform Bill): "I am disappointed by the Legislature's passage of the police reform bill yesterday. After months of mostly-private deliberations, the final bill was voted on hastily and without debate and contemplation befitting its significance. And, while I share the belief that certain reforms are needed, I oppose this particular bill as a whole. [...]

STATEMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE-ELECT STEVE XIARHOS REGARDING PASSAGE OF THE POLICE REFORM BILL2020-12-05T08:39:33-05:00

XIARHOS TO PROPOSE LEGISLATION TO CONFIRM THE LEGALITY OF FUNDRAISING EFFORTS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THE LINE OF DUTY

XIARHOS TO PROPOSE LEGISLATION TO CONFIRM THE LEGALITY OF FUNDRAISING EFFORTS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THE LINE OF DUTY November 27, 2020 WEST BARNSTABLE - State Representative-elect Steve Xiarhos (R – 5th Barnstable) has announced that he intends to file legislation to remove any uncertainty about the legality of fundraising efforts for first responders who are seriously injured in the line of duty. The announcement comes in the wake of published reports questioning the legality of a GoFundMe page set up by police academy classmates of a state police trooper who was shot during a traffic [...]

XIARHOS TO PROPOSE LEGISLATION TO CONFIRM THE LEGALITY OF FUNDRAISING EFFORTS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THE LINE OF DUTY2020-12-05T08:39:33-05:00

XIARHOS WINS THE RACE FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE IN THE FIFTH BARNSTABLE DISTRICT

XIARHOS WINS THE RACE FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE IN THE FIFTH BARNSTABLE DISTRICT November 3, 2020 SANDWICH – Steve Xiarhos, Republican candidate for State Representative in the Fifth Barnstable District, declared victory in his campaign late on Tuesday evening. According to preliminary results reported by Town Clerks in Sandwich, Bourne, Barnstable, and Plymouth, Xiarhos appeared to win election by a margin of 13,384 to 12,137. His opponent, James Dever of Sandwich, called Xiarhos Tuesday evening to concede. “I am honored and humbled by the results of today’s election,” said Xiarhos. “I appreciate the support of so many voters, and [...]

XIARHOS WINS THE RACE FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE IN THE FIFTH BARNSTABLE DISTRICT2020-12-09T18:53:52-05:00

XIARHOS OUTLINES LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES TO SUPPORTERS

XIARHOS OUTLINES LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES TO SUPPORTERS October 28, 2020 WEST BARNSTABLE – Steve Xiarhos, candidate for State Representative in the Fifth Barnstable District, recently spoke with supporters about some of his 2021 legislative priorities if he is elected. “By far, the most important issue facing our state is to remain vigilant and continue our response to the Coronavirus pandemic,” said Xiarhos. “My top priority will be to ensure the public health and economic security of Cape Cod residents, while also balancing the state budget without new taxes and pushing to get schools and businesses back to a sense [...]

XIARHOS OUTLINES LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES TO SUPPORTERS2020-10-28T10:48:05-04:00

XIARHOS ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR LOCAL CONSTITUENT SERVICES OFFICE

XIARHOS ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR LOCAL CONSTITUENT SERVICES OFFICE October 26, 2020 SANDWICH - Steven Xiarhos, candidate for State Representative, told residents of the Fifth Barnstable District today that he plans to open and maintain a local constituent services office within the district if he is elected. "If elected, I will be a full-time State Representative, and I pledge to make constituent service a top priority," said Xiarhos. "While I anticipate having lots of work to do at the State House in Boston, I also think it's important to have a base of operations locally so I can better [...]

XIARHOS ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR LOCAL CONSTITUENT SERVICES OFFICE2020-10-26T09:31:55-04:00

Xiarhos announces endorsements from local public safety groups

Xiarhos announces endorsements from local public safety groups October 23, 2020 WEST BARNSTABLE - Steve Xiarhos, candidate for State Representative in the Fifth Barnstable District, announced today that he has received several additional endorsements from representatives of the public safety community. The Sandwich Professional Fire Fighters Union (Local #2196) is endorsing Xiarhos for State Rep. "The union supports Mr. Xiarhos in a call for peace within the 5th Barnstable District, the Cape and Islands, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the United States of America," said members of the union in a letter announcing the endorsement. "He will be an [...]

Xiarhos announces endorsements from local public safety groups2020-10-23T10:31:11-04:00

Xiarhos issues statement opposing transportation and sale of marijuana by retailers without storefronts

Xiarhos issues statement opposing transportation and sale of marijuana by retailers without storefronts October 22, 2020 WEST BARNSTABLE - Steve Xiarhos, candidate for State Representative in the Fifth Barnstable District, issued the following statement today opposing the transportation and sale of marijuana by retailers without storefronts:   "I am very much opposed to recent decisions allowing the transportation and sale of marijuana by retailers without storefronts. This is bad policy for Massachusetts. I am particularly concerned about the risk that children will be endangered by the wider availability and distribution of marijuana. I also have fears that increased availability will [...]

Xiarhos issues statement opposing transportation and sale of marijuana by retailers without storefronts2020-10-22T11:52:50-04:00

XIARHOS WARNS LEGISLATORS COULD TRY TO PASS “SAFE COMMUNITIES ACT” UNDER COVER OF LAME DUCK SESSION

XIARHOS WARNS LEGISLATORS COULD TRY TO PASS "SAFE COMMUNITIES ACT" UNDER COVER OF LAME DUCK SESSION October 21, 2020 WEST BARNSTABLE - Steve Xiarhos, candidate for State Representative in the Fifth Barnstable District, issued the following statement today responding to published reports that a large quantity of legislation could be acted on by the General Court after Election Day this year: “This is an unprecedented year, and the Legislature has left a historic amount of unfinished business pending into the Fall and potentially past the time people will have voted for the next Legislature. That concerns me deeply. [...]

XIARHOS WARNS LEGISLATORS COULD TRY TO PASS “SAFE COMMUNITIES ACT” UNDER COVER OF LAME DUCK SESSION2020-10-21T10:25:19-04:00

GOVERNOR CHARLIE BAKER AND LT. GOV. KARYN POLITO ENDORSE STEVE XIARHOS FOR STATE REP.

GOVERNOR CHARLIE BAKER AND LT. GOV. KARYN POLITO ENDORSE STEVE XIARHOS FOR STATE REP. October 19, 2020 WEST BARNSTABLE -- Steve Xiarhos, candidate for State Representative in the 5th Barnstable District, announced today that he has been officially endorsed by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. “Massachusetts needs more people in elected office like Steve Xiarhos," said Governor Baker in a statement announcing the endorsement. "Steve has forty years of experience helping people on Cape Cod as a police officer and philanthropic leader. His law enforcement experience will be a valuable addition to the Legislature as we [...]

GOVERNOR CHARLIE BAKER AND LT. GOV. KARYN POLITO ENDORSE STEVE XIARHOS FOR STATE REP.2020-10-19T15:26:47-04:00

XIARHOS COMMENDS UPDATED STATE BUDGET PLAN FILED BY GOVERNOR BAKER

XIARHOS COMMENDS UPDATED STATE BUDGET PLAN FILED BY GOVERNOR BAKER October 14, 2020 WEST BARNSTABLE - Steven Xiarhos, Republican candidate for State Representative in the Fifth Barnstable District, issued the following statement today commending Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker for filing an updated state budget plan that does not include a broad-based tax increase: "I would like to commend Governor Baker and his administration for proposing a new budget plan for the current fiscal year that does not involve any broad-based tax increases. While I await further details and I still remain concerned about certain financial consequences we face [...]

XIARHOS COMMENDS UPDATED STATE BUDGET PLAN FILED BY GOVERNOR BAKER2020-10-14T16:51:49-04:00