Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-19)
A lifelong New Yorker, Chris Gibson’s commitment in Congress is to put his constituents first in every vote he takes. By focusing on local priorities, in addition to supporting policies that grow our economy, restore fiscal responsibility, and protect freedoms, Chris Gibson has built a reputation of being a tireless worker and independent voice for his district. Before serving in Congress, Chris Gibson served in the U.S. Army for 24 years – including four combat tours in Iraq and leading the humanitarian mission in Haiti. In Congress, he serves on on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Agriculture Committee, and the House Republican Policy Committee.
Liberal millionaire activist Sean Eldridge purchased a $1.9 home in the 19th Congressional District in early January, signaling his intention to run for a seat in an area where he has no ties. Sean was born in Canada, grew up in Ohio, and in recent years lived in NYC. His husband is Facebook co-founder, New Republic publisher, and Obama online organizer Chris Hughes, and together they donated over $500,000 last cycle to left-wing candidates and causes. With a combined net worth of over $700 million, Sean's super PAC was responsible for the defeat of a state Republican candidate and he has now founded a venture capital firm to sprinkle cash to local businesses during his run for Congress.