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 communicate with people whenever I’m here at home. This is where my focus will remain.”

“I want to make sure that I am always fully accessible and responsive to people’s needs whenever they have a question, or a concern, or something they’d like me to look into for them,” Xiarhos continued. “If people want to speak with me, I want them to feel like they can just drop by so we can chat. I will never lose sight of the fact that the people of Sandwich, Barnstable, Bourne, and Plymouth collectively are my boss and my one and only job is to serve them with honor, integrity, hard work, and results.”

Xiarhos has made local issues a cornerstone of his campaign and has pledged to fight for more local aid and to reduce unfunded mandates on cities and towns. He also has maintained active lines of communication with local officials throughout his race for State Representative, a practice he looks forward to continuing if elected. “I want to know what local leaders are thinking and how I can help them and the community they serve,” he said. “Whenever there is a local project, or something that’s needed to support municipal services, or a problem that needs to be addressed, I want to be their first call so that we can come up with a solution together. Having a consistent working presence right here within the district is important in that regard.”

In recognition of his focus on local issues, Xiarhos has been endorsed by four members of the Sandwich Board of Selectmen (Michael Miller, Robert George, David Sampson and Charles Holden), in addition to Barnstable Town Councilor Matthew Levesque and Bourne Selectman Jared MacDonald. His attention to local small-business needs also was recognized by the National Federation of Independent Business MA-PAC, which is endorsing his candidacy. Recently, Xiarhos also announced the backing of local public safety groups, including the Sandwich Professional Fire Fighters Union (Local #2196), the Barnstable County Correctional Officers Union, and the Plymouth Police Superior Officers Association (MCOP Local # 372).

“This is my home, and making Cape Cod a better place to live, work, and raise a family is why I’m running for office,” said Xiarhos. “Having a local office will help me accomplish that goal. I can’t wait to get to work.”

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.