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 advocate for police reform as well as an advocate for racial equality and social justice.  The Union joins Mr. Xiarhos during his campaign to keep our community strong and safe for all constituents.”

The Sandwich Professional Fire Fighters Union Local #2196 is affiliated with the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts (PFFM), which has also endorsed Xiarhos’ campaign.

Xiarhos also announced that he has been endorsed by the Barnstable County Correctional Officers Union. The Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union (MCOFU), representing corrections officers statewide, previously announced its endorsement of Xiarhos.

Finally, the Plymouth Police Superior Officers Association (MCOP Local # 372) has endorsed Xiarhos for State Rep. “We could not find a more deserving candidate of our endorsement,” said James E. LeBretton, President of the Association. “Your dedication to the police profession coupled with your tenacity and vigor fighting for the rights, benefits, and recognition of everyone who wears a badge or has served this great nation in our military has not gone unnoticed by this organization…. We trust that you will never turn your back on us…. We appreciate your public support and look forward to your leadership on Beacon Hill.”

The Massachusetts Coalition of Police and Massachusetts Police Association, representing police officers statewide, previously announced their respective endorsements of Xiarhos’ campaign.

“I am honored and humbled to receive the endorsements of these three groups, and I appreciate their support,” said Xiarhos. “Fire fighters, police officers, and correction officers endure great difficulties in their jobs, risking their lives in the name of public safety on a daily basis. They deserve our support and appreciation for all they do in their jobs. That’s nowhere more true than here on Cape Cod.”

Xiarhos has made public safety of Cape Cod residents a cornerstone of his campaign. As a former Deputy Police Chief, Xiarhos has pledged to work hard in support of criminal justice reform to make sure violent criminals and drug dealers remain incarcerated. He also has pledged to continue the fight against opioid abuse.

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:

  • Governor Charlie Baker
  • Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito
  • 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)
  • State Representative Susan Williams Gifford (R – 2nd Plymouth District)
  • Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe
  • Barnstable County Sheriff James M. Cummings
  • Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph McDonald
  • Barnstable County Register of Probate Anastasia Welsh Perrino
  • 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 Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union (MCOFU)
  • The Fraternal Order of Police
  • The New England Police Benevolent Association
  • The Plymouth Police Superior Officers Association (MCOP Local # 372)
  • The Sandwich Professional Fire Fighters Union (Local # 2196)
  • The Barnstable County Correctional Officers Union

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.