Rep. Xiarhos Refiles “Nero’s Bill”

Rep. Xiarhos Refiles “Nero’s Bill” February 4, 2021 BOSTON – State Representative Steven Xiarhos (R- West Barnstable) has refiled legislation that would allow police canines who have been injured in the line of duty to be treated and transported by emergency medical services (EMS) providers. The bill, HD.326 An Act Providing for the Care and Transportation of Police Dogs Injured in the Line of Duty, otherwise known as “Nero’s Bill”, was filed in response to the April 2018 shooting of Yarmouth Police Sergeant Sean Gannon and his canine companion officer, Nero. The legislation was originally filed by former [...]

Rep. Xiarhos Refiles “Nero’s Bill”2021-02-04T15:38:23-05:00

Xiarhos Urges Federal Officials to Build New Cape Cod Canal Bridges – Without Tolls or Gas Tax Hikes

Xiarhos Urges Federal Officials to Build New Cape Cod Canal Bridges – Without Tolls or Gas Tax Hikes January 22, 2021 BOURNE -- State Representative Steve Xiarhos (R-West Barnstable) issued a call today for federal transportation officials to make good on their commitment to rebuild the Bourne and Sagamore bridges – without increasing the gas tax or imposing tolls on drivers. “I appreciate the commitment the federal government has shown to rebuild our aging bridges, but my job is to protect the interests of the people of the 5th Barnstable District, and that is exactly what I intend [...]

Xiarhos Urges Federal Officials to Build New Cape Cod Canal Bridges – Without Tolls or Gas Tax Hikes2021-01-22T11:57:45-05:00

Statement of Steve Xiarhos upon this inauguration of President Biden

Statement of Steve Xiarhos upon the inauguration of President Biden January 20, 2021 Today, for the 46th time in our nation’s history, America inaugurates a new President. The election is over. The people have spoken. America decided. Joseph Biden was chosen. And at noon today, he will become our nation’s new leader according to our Constitution. Our nation’s president, traditionally regarded as the leader of the free world, is an important symbol of democracy and the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. From the earliest days of our founding, we have conceived of intrinsic rights to life, liberty, and [...]

Statement of Steve Xiarhos upon this inauguration of President Biden2021-01-20T11:42:21-05:00

Xiarhos urges Governor Baker to veto the “police reform bill”

Xiarhos Urges Governor Baker to Veto the "Police Reform Bill" December 9, 2020 Steve Xiarhos has sent the following letter to Governor Baker urging him to veto S.2963, the "Police Reform Bill": =============================== December 9, 2020 His Excellency Charles D. Baker Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts The State House, Room 360 Boston, MA 02133 Dear Governor Baker: I am writing to encourage you to veto Senate Bill 2963, the so-called Police Reform Bill. I served as a Massachusetts police officer for four decades, retiring from the position of Deputy Chief of Police in the Town of Yarmouth [...]

Xiarhos urges Governor Baker to veto the “police reform bill”2020-12-09T12:04:07-05:00

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
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