Xiarhos Files Legislation to Require Better State Oversight of Onshore Electric Infrastructure Supporting Offshore Wind Energy

Xiarhos Files Legislation to Require Better State Oversight of Onshore Electric Infrastructure Supporting Offshore Wind Energy June 26, 2024 BOSTON - State Representative Steve Xiarhos (R - Barnstable) filed special legislation this week to compel the development of statewide compliance standards and safety protocols for mitigating dangers posed by onshore electric infrastructure that supports offshore wind-generated energy. Initially numbered as HD5210, the bill was prompted by, and mirrors concerns raised by officials in the Town of Barnstable recently relative to several wind energy projects now in development offshore. Barnstable has signed multiple host agreements with electric utility companies [...]

Xiarhos Files Legislation to Require Better State Oversight of Onshore Electric Infrastructure Supporting Offshore Wind Energy2024-06-26T18:43:38-04:00

Xiarhos Honored with American Legion MA Legislator of the Year Award

Xiarhos Honored with American Legion MA Legislator of the Year Award June 20, 2024 MARLBORO – At the annual American Legion convention held last week in Marlboro, State Representative Steven Xiarhos (R - 5th Barnstable) was honored with the prestigious Legislator of the Year Award by the American Legion Department of Massachusetts. This award recognizes outstanding dedication and service to veterans and their families. The American Legion, the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, commended Representative Xiarhos for his tireless advocacy and legislative efforts that have significantly improved the lives of veterans across the state. His commitment to [...]

Xiarhos Honored with American Legion MA Legislator of the Year Award2024-06-20T11:39:56-04:00

Professional Fire Fighters of MA Organization Endorses Steve Xiarhos for State Rep.

Professional Fire Fighters of MA Organization Endorses Steve Xiarhos for State Rep. May 22, 2024 BARNSTABLE, Mass. – Steve Xiarhos has officially received the endorsement of The Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts in his campaign for re-election as State Representative in the 5th Barnstable District. "Your tenure on Beacon Hill has been marked by your unwavering advocacy for firefighters and our families," said Richard D. MacKinnon Jr., President of the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts. "Your consistent support for our priority legislation and your vocal representation of our interests have not gone unnoticed. You pride yourself on the [...]

Professional Fire Fighters of MA Organization Endorses Steve Xiarhos for State Rep.2024-05-22T11:33:26-04:00

Xiarhos supports healthcare reform legislation to preserve patient care

Xiarhos supports healthcare reform legislation to preserve patient care May 17, 2024 BOSTON – Citing the need to protect patient access to healthcare, State Representative Steven Xiarhos (R-Barnstable) recently voted to support comprehensive hospital oversight legislation that would change how regulators monitor and contain costs, strengthen financial data reporting requirements, and require notice to patients before the discontinuation of essential health services. House Bill 4643, An Act enhancing the market review process, was engrossed by the House of Representatives on a vote of 152-1 on May 16. Representative Xiarhos noted the House bill was developed largely in response [...]

Xiarhos supports healthcare reform legislation to preserve patient care2024-05-21T16:06:11-04:00

Important Public Safety Bills Released from Committee May 9, 2024 Recently, the Legislature's Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security issued a report recommending that certain bills ought to pass and that their consideration be scheduled by the full House. We are pleased to announce that this list of bills included several bills that were filed or co-sponsored by Rep. Xiarhos. Here's what you need to know: H.2422 - Matt's Law (filed by Rep. Xiarhos) In August 2022, Corrections Officer Matt Tidman was brutally attacked by an inmate at MCI Shirley who used a free weight from [...]

2024-05-09T16:13:28-04:00

Xiarhos Receives Recognitions from MCOFU, CCCC

Xiarhos Receives Recognitions from MCOFU, CCCC April 29, 2024 BARNSTABLE, Mass. – State Representative Steve Xiarhos (R – 5th Barnstable) recently received two prestigious accolades for his service on behalf of residents of the Commonwealth. On April 26, Xiarhos was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus of the Cape Cod Community College Criminal Justice Program at the inaugural meeting of the program’s advisory board. The award was given to Xiarhos in recognition of his “outstanding accomplishments and contributions in the field of criminal justice.” Xiarhos currently serves as Assistant Ranking Minority Member of the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on [...]

Xiarhos Receives Recognitions from MCOFU, CCCC2024-04-29T13:25:18-04:00

Xiarhos Receives 2024 CONNECT Distinguished Legislator Award

Xiarhos Receives 2024 CONNECT Distinguished Legislator Award April 5, 2024 BOURNE – During a special ceremony held at Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay on Thursday, State Representative Steven Xiarhos received the prestigious CONNECT 2024 Distinguished Legislator Award. “We are delighted to honor Representative Steven Xiarhos with the 2024 Distinguished Legislator Award for his remarkable dedication to public service and his impactful advocacy,” said Fred W. Clark, President, Bridgewater State University and CONNECT Board Chair. “His tireless efforts and unwavering commitment to improving our public education system exemplify the values of collaboration and excellence that we hold dear [...]

Xiarhos Receives 2024 CONNECT Distinguished Legislator Award2024-04-05T09:26:44-04:00

Help Steve Fix the “Right to Shelter Law”

Dear Friend, The numbers just keep going up and up without end. According to a report by the Boston Herald, Massachusetts is spending about $75 million a month on state-run shelters. Meanwhile, the state Senate voted last week to spend up to $840 million over the next two years to shelter migrants in this state – without any guarantees that even this astronomical amount will be enough. I believe it’s unfair and unreasonable for Massachusetts to be looking to taxpayers to fund these costs to shelter and support migrants. I know first-hand that we have United States citizens right [...]

Help Steve Fix the “Right to Shelter Law”2024-03-26T13:10:05-04:00

REP. XIARHOS TESTIFIES IN SUPPORT OF “MATT’S LAW”

REP. XIARHOS TESTIFIES IN SUPPORT OF “MATT’S LAW” January 24, 2024 BOSTON, Mass. – State Representative Steve Xiarhos (R – 5th Barnstable) was honored to testify in support of “Matt’s Law” (H.2422) before the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security on January 23. According to Xiarhos, who is the lead sponsor of the legislation, “Matt’s Law” was filed in response to an attack on Corrections Officer Matt Tidman at MCI Shirley in August 2022. A convicted murderer who was incarcerated at the facility took a metal bar from a free weight in the prison gym and [...]

REP. XIARHOS TESTIFIES IN SUPPORT OF “MATT’S LAW”2024-01-24T12:07:10-05:00

Steve Xiarhos Announces Campaign for Re-election

Steve Xiarhos Announces Campaign for Re-election January 18, 2024 BARNSTABLE, Mass. -- Steve Xiarhos has officially announced that he is running for re-election as State Representative for the 5th Barnstable District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. According to the Xiarhos Committee, the campaign will host a re-election kickoff event at the Sandwich American Legion on Tuesday, February 20 from 5-7 p.m. In a statement announcing his re-election bid and outlining certain priorities he is working on, Xiarhos said that serving as State Representative has been “the thrill and honor of a lifetime,” and that he wants to [...]

Steve Xiarhos Announces Campaign for Re-election2024-01-18T12:23:44-05:00