Tom Keyes to Seek State Rep. Seat

HYANNIS – Tom Keyes has formally announced that he is running for the Republican nomination for the 5th Barnstable District state representative seat in next November’s election.

Keyes was a member of the Sandwich Board of Selectman for six years. He was also the chair of the Sandwich Economic Development Committee, as well as the deputy speaker of the Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates.

Republican incumbent Randy Hunt decided not to run for re-election.

“His fiscal prowess is something that I respect, and that’s something that I also want to bring,” Keyes said.

Keyes is currently the executive director of the North Atlantic Archaeological Collaborative.

He ran for Plymouth-Barnstable State Senate in 2010 and 2012.

If elected, Keyes outlined what he aims to do for his constituents.

“I don’t waiver. I will listen, I’ll be reasonable. I bring a lot of experience. They don’t have to worry about me being a wallflower or sitting in the back row,” Keyes said.

Yarmouth Deputy Police Chief Steven Xiarhos is also considering a run for Hunt’s seat, but has not formally made a decision.

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