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

Friday Updates 9-22-23

Quick Updates September 22, 2023 Hello Friends! A few updates on some big issues this morning: -I recently joined colleagues in sending a letter to President Biden and Congressional leaders urging them to take swift and decisive action to reform our nation’s immigration laws. My intent is that federal legislation/action is desperately needed to stem the tide of migrants entering our nation illegally. - I also recently signed on to legislation (HD4561) to amend our state’s Right to Shelter Law, clarifying that it is intended to apply only to sheltering United States citizens (and those here under legal [...]

Friday Updates 9-22-232023-09-22T07:38:30-04:00

Rep. Xiarhos Remarks to Convention of States Assembly

Rep. Steve Xiarhos Remarks to Convention of States Assembly Massachusetts Statehouse - September 7, 2023 The following is the prepared text of remarks delivered by State Representative Steve Xiarhos (R - 5th Barnstable) at the Massachusetts Statehouse on September 7, 2023. Representative Xiarhos was addressing attendees at an assembly in the Hall of Flags in support of Resolutions calling on Article V of the United States Constitution for the convening of a Convention of the States. Representative Xiarhos is the presenting sponsor of this measure in the Massachusetts House of Representatives during the 2023-2024 legislative session. - - [...]

Rep. Xiarhos Remarks to Convention of States Assembly2023-09-08T10:29:57-04:00

Letters to Governor Healey re. Migrant Housing Crisis

Letters to Gov. Healey re. Migrant Housing Crisis September 6, 2023 I think it's concerning and offensive that increasing numbers of illegal immigrants are being housed by the state at taxpayer expense at Joint Base Cape Cod and in private local hotels and motels. I acknowledge the failure of our federal officials to secure the border and pass needed immigration reform, which chiefly caused this crisis. I also believe every person in our state should be treated with compassion and dignity. But, I look at situations like the one at Liberty Lodge in Sandwich and wonder why we [...]

Letters to Governor Healey re. Migrant Housing Crisis2023-09-08T11:40:09-04:00

Statement Opposing HD4420

Rep. Xiarhos Statement Opposing HD4420 July 20, 2023 I've been asked by many people my position on legislation filed by my colleague, Representative Day, to significantly change our state's gun laws (HD4420). This bill has received a lot of attention in the press recently, and it’s generated more than 100 inquiries from constituents to my office. As I continue responding individually to inquiries, I want to state my position publicly here: I do not support HD4420. Friends, you all know that I served as a Deputy Police Chief for many years. As such, I am very familiar with [...]

Statement Opposing HD44202023-07-20T09:08:27-04:00

Xiarhos testimony in favor of legislation to extend protections against assault and battery

Xiarhos testimony in favor of legislation to provide additional protection against assault and battery Submitted to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary - May 16, 2023 May 16, 2023 Hon. James B. Eldridge, Senate Chair Joint Committee on the Judiciary The State House, Room 511-C Boston, MA 02133 Hon. Michael S. Day, House Chair Joint Committee on the Judiciary The State House, Room 136 Boston, MA 02133 Re:  Testimony in Support of House Bills 1823 and 1825 Dear Senator Eldridge and Representative Day: I write to testify in support of the passage of House Bill 1825, An Act [...]

Xiarhos testimony in favor of legislation to extend protections against assault and battery2023-05-18T13:43:09-04:00

Xiarhos Secures State Funding for Local Projects

Xiarhos Secures State Funding for Local Projects April 27, 2023 BOSTON, Mass. – State Representative Steve Xiarhos (R – 5th Barnstable) is pleased to announce that the House of Representatives has voted to approve significant funding for the towns of Sandwich, Barnstable, and Bourne as part of its Fiscal Year 2024 Budget debate. The House version of next year’s state Budget includes almost $8 billion of Local Aid for cities and towns across Massachusetts. Importantly, the Budget increases funding for Chapter 70 school aid from last year, dedicating an additional $595.8 million to the Commonwealth’s school districts for [...]

Xiarhos Secures State Funding for Local Projects2023-04-27T13:51:15-04:00

Canine blood drive to be held in Bourne on April 12

CANINE BLOOD DRIVE TO BE HELD IN BOURNE ON APRIL 12 April 10, 2023 BOSTON – State Representative Steve Xiarhos (R – 5th Barnstable) is asking dog owners across Cape Cod and southeast Massachusetts to stop by the Bourne Police Station this Wednesday for a Canine Blood Drive. The first annual Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists (CCVS) Canine Blood Drive is taking place this Wednesday, April 12, from 10:00am - 2:00pm at the Bourne Police Station, located at 35 Armory Road, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts 02532. It is being hosted by CCVS, the Bourne Police Department, and State Representative Xiarhos. [...]

Canine blood drive to be held in Bourne on April 122023-04-10T12:45:03-04:00

Xiarhos Appointed to Serve on Four Key Legislative Committees

Xiarhos Appointed to Serve on Four Key Legislative Committees February 22, 2023 BOSTON – BOSTON, Mass. – State Representative Steve Xiarhos (R – 5th Barnstable) is pleased to announce that he has been appointed to serve as a member of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means for the 2023-2024 Legislative Session. As a member of the Ways and Means committee, Xiarhos will play a crucial role in shaping the state's budget and fiscal policies, including laws regarding revenue, and making recommendations on state expenditures. In this capacity, Xiarhos will be well-positioned to work on policies that have [...]

Xiarhos Appointed to Serve on Four Key Legislative Committees2023-02-22T12:14:40-05:00