Rep. Gibson says this will be his last term, but not ruling out run for higher office


Gibson (file): “… building a stronger team …” for 2018

WASHINGTON – The 114th Congress of the United States convenes today.  Rep. Chris Gibson (R, 19) is a part of it, but he announced today this will be his third and final term in the House
“With humility and excitement, I take the oath of office today to serve as the Representative for the 19th District of NY in the United States House for the 114th Congress,” Gibson said.  “I deeply appreciate the overwhelming support I received in the November election.  There was a strong mandate from across the ideological spectrum and partisan divide, something that is rare in the current political environment.
Gibson is considered a moderate Republican who is open to bipartisan cooperation.  That has included working with Democrat Hudson Valley Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney.
He does, however, have Tea Party support and during Tuesday’s opening session of Congress, Gibson was one of a handful of Republicans to vote against John Boehner remaining as Speaker
Gibson said he believes in term limits.
“Accordingly, after much reflection and consultation with my family, this will be my third and final time taking the oath of office as a Representative in the US House. I thank the voters of Upstate NY for this privilege to serve and pledge to continue to work tirelessly on their behalf in this final term.   Moving forward, I will be committed to building a stronger team so that the GOP can compete and win statewide in 2018, including the possibility of being a candidate in that cycle.”
He is not saying what that office might be.      

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