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|Name = Chris Gibson
 
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|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Tenure = January 3, 2011-Present
 
|Tenure = January 3, 2011-Present
|Term ends = January 3, 2013
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|Term ends = January 3, 2015
 
|Assumed office = 2011
 
|Assumed office = 2011
|Political party = Republican |Party dot = {{reddot|size=10px}}
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|Political party = Republican
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|Predecessor = [[Nan Hayworth]] (R)
 
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|Base salary = $174,000
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|Base salary = $174,000/year
 
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|Last election = November 2, 2010
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|Last election = [[New York's 19th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
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|First elected = November 2, 2010
 
|First elected = November 2, 2010
 
|Term limits =
 
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|Next election = November 6, 2012
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|Next election = [[New York's 19th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Campaign $ = 3,942,923
 
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|Place of birth = Rockville Centre, New York
 
|Place of birth = Rockville Centre, New York
 
|Profession = Military Officer, Professor
 
|Profession = Military Officer, Professor
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|Net worth = $175,000
 
|Religion = Roman Catholic
 
|Religion = Roman Catholic
 
|Office website = http://gibson.house.gov/
 
|Office website = http://gibson.house.gov/
 
|Campaign website = http://www.chrisgibsonforcongress.com/
 
|Campaign website = http://www.chrisgibsonforcongress.com/
 
|Personal website =  
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Christopher P. "Chris" Gibson''' (b. May 13, 1964) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] from [[New York]]. Gibson was elected by voters from [[New York's 20th congressional district]]. Due to [[Redistricting in New York|New York's redistricting]], Gibson is running in the newly redrawn 19th district in 2012.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Christopher P. "Chris" Gibson ''' (b. May 13, 1964) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] representing [[New York's 19th congressional district]]. Gibson was first elected to the House in 2010 and is currently serving his second consecutive term, having won re-election on [[New York's 19th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]. Before redistricting in 2012 Gibson had previously served the 20th district.
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Gibson is set to run for re-election in [[New York's 19th congressional district]] in the general election on [[New York's 19th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]].
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Prior to his congressional career Gibson served as a Colonel in the United States Army National Gaurd.
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Gibson is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Republican]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/chris_gibson/412453 ''Gov Track'' "Gibson" Accessed May 15, 2012]</ref>
 
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
Gibson was born in Rockville Centre, [[New York]]. He earned a B.A. from Siena College in 1986, and an M.P.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1995 and 1998 respectively.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=G000564 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "GIBSON, Christopher, (1964 - )"]</ref>
 
Gibson was born in Rockville Centre, [[New York]]. He earned a B.A. from Siena College in 1986, and an M.P.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1995 and 1998 respectively.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=G000564 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "GIBSON, Christopher, (1964 - )"]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
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====2013-2014====
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Gibson serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture|Committee on Agriculture]]
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**Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
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**Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services|Armed Services Committee]]
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**Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
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**Subcommittee on Military Personnel
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**Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities
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====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Gibson serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://gibson.house.gov/Biography/Committees.htm ''U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson, 20th District of New York'' "Biography"]</ref>
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Gibson served on the following committees:<ref>[http://gibson.house.gov/Biography/Committees.htm ''U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson, 20th District of New York'' "Biography"]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture|Agriculture Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture|Agriculture Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
 
**Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
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**Subcommittee on Readiness
 
**Subcommittee on Readiness
 
**Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities<ref>[http://armedservices.house.gov/index.cfm/subcommittees ''Armed Services Committee, Buck McKeon, Chairman'' "Subcommittees"]</ref>
 
**Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities<ref>[http://armedservices.house.gov/index.cfm/subcommittees ''Armed Services Committee, Buck McKeon, Chairman'' "Subcommittees"]</ref>
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Political positions===
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===Specific votes===
====Specific Votes====
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====Fiscal Cliff====
===Sponsored legislation===
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{{Support vote}}
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Gibson voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was one of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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====Paul Ryan Budget Proposal====
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{{Ryan Budget 2013 GOP2|Name=Gibson}}
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[New York's 19th congressional district elections, 2014]]''
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Gibson is a member of the [[National Republican Congressional Committee#Patriot Program|National Republican Congressional Committee's Patriot Program]].  The program is designed to assist vulnerable Republican incumbents heading into the 2014 election.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/04/22/11-house-republicans-named-to-incumbent-protection-program/?wprss=rss_politics ''The Washington Post,'' "11 House Republicans named to incumbent-protection program," April 22, 2013]</ref>
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
::''See also: [[New York's 19th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
::''See also: [[New York's 19th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
Gibson was running for re-election in 2012. Following [[Redistricting in New York|New York's redistricting]], Gibson is running in the newly redrawn 19th district.<ref>[http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120425/NEWS/204250346 ''Times Herald-Record'' "19th Congressional District race growing tighter," April 25, 2012]</ref> He was unopposed in the Republican, Conservative, and Independence party primaries and faced [[Julian Schreibman]] (D) in the November 6, 2012, general election.<ref name="apny">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/NY_US_House_0626.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP/CSPAN'' "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012]</ref> Gibson was re-elected in November.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/new-york/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, New York"]</ref>
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Gibson won re-election in 2012. Following [[Redistricting in New York|New York's redistricting]], Gibson ran in the newly redrawn 19th district.<ref>[http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120425/NEWS/204250346 ''Times Herald-Record'' "19th Congressional District race growing tighter," April 25, 2012]</ref> He was unopposed in the Republican, Conservative, and Independence party primaries and defeated [[Julian Schreibman]] (D) in the November 6, 2012, general election.<ref name="apny">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/NY_US_House_0626.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP/CSPAN'' "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/new-york/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, New York"]</ref>
  
The Cook Political Report has rated Gibson's race a tossup.<ref>[http://www.theithacajournal.com/article/20120322/NEWS01/203220380/Redrawn-congressional-lines-promise-competitive-races?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CLocal%20News ''Ithaca Journal'' "Redrawn congressional lines promise competitive races," March 22, 2012]</ref>
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The Cook Political Report rated Gibson's race a tossup.<ref>[http://www.theithacajournal.com/article/20120322/NEWS01/203220380/Redrawn-congressional-lines-promise-competitive-races?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CLocal%20News ''Ithaca Journal'' "Redrawn congressional lines promise competitive races," March 22, 2012]</ref>
  
===2010===
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====General election====
On November 2, 2010, Gibson was elected to the [[United States House]]. He also ran on the [[Conservative Party]] ticket. He defeated Scott Murphy ([[Democratic|D]]).<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
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{{Election box 2010
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===Full history===
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|winner1 = Chris Gibson
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|candidate2 = Scott Murphy
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|votes1 = 130178
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|votes2 = 107075
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|Response3Poll1% = 9
 
|Response3Poll1% = 9
 
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==Political positions==
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In 2010, as a representative of the 20th district, Gibson signed the [[Americans for Tax Reform]] Taxpayer Protection Pledge, promising not to vote for any tax increases. Due to redistricting, when Gibson won re-election in 2012, it was as a representative of the 19th district. When asked if Gibson intended to honor the pledge he had signed in 2010, a representative form Gibson's office responded, "Congressman Gibson doesn’t plan to re-sign it for the 19th Congressional District, which he now represents (the pledge is to your constituents of a numbered district).”<ref>[http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/334494/gibson-tax-pledge-doesnt-count-because-district-number-changed-john-fund#''National Review'', "Gibson: Tax Pledge Doesn’t Count Because District Number Changed," November 30, 2012]</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00031998&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Career Fundraising for Chris Gibson" March 2013]</ref>
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|party=Republican
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|totalraised2012=2177704
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=U.S. House of Representatives (New York, [[New York's 19th congressional district|District 19]])
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|totalraised2010=1765219
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===Individual breakdown===
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===2012===
 
===2012===
{{Campaign finance reports
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[[File:Chris Gibson 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Gibson's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Gibson won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Gibson's campaign committee raised a total of $2,177,577 and spent $2,153,561.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00031998&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Chris Gibson 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 26, 2013]</ref>
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|Report 1 =April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/673/12951416673/12951416673.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', "Chris Gibson's April Quarterly Report," Accessed October 17, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 1 =April 14, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 1 =702022.21
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|Total Contributions 1 =211778.31
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|Expenditures 1=12106.25
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|Cash on Hand 1 =901694.27
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|Report 2 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/923/12952297923/12952297923.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', "Chris Gibson's July Quarterly Report," Accessed October 17, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 2 =July 11, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 2 =1018715.27
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|Total Contributions 2 =195549.36
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|Expenditures 2=22714.79
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|Cash on Hand 2 =1191549.84
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|Report 3 =October Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/112/12954413112/12954413112.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', "Chris Gibson's October Quarterly Report," Accessed October 17, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 3 =October 15, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 3 =1191549.84
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|Total Contributions 3 =388947.27
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|Expenditures 3=803757.03
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|Cash on Hand 3 =776740.08
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On October 15, 2012, quarterly reports were submitted by campaigns to the [[Federal Election Commission]]. The political blog ''Daily Kos'' did an analysis of the fundraising figures and found [[Democratic]] challenger [[Julian Schreibman]] outraised [[Republican]] incumbent Chris Gibson in the third quarter.  Schreibman raised $537,000 to Gibson's $388,000.<ref>[http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/18/1145099/-Third-quarter-House-fundraising-who-s-got-the-cash?detail=hide ''Daily Kos'' "Third quarter House fundraising: who's got the cash?" October 18, 2012]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2012
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|winner = Y
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|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, New York's 19th Congressional District
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = $2,177,577
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|total spent = $2,153,561
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|opponent raised = $1,358,454
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|opponent spent = $1,327,013
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|org1 = Elliott Management
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|org2 = DA Collins Companies
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|org3 = Northrop Grumman
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|org4 = Thorndale Farm
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|org5 = Tuesday Group PAC
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|orgdonor1 = $26,500
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|orgdonor2 = $21,550
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|orgdonor3 = $15,000
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|orgdonor4 = $15,000
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|orgdonor5 = $14,000
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|ind1 = Leadership PACs
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|ind2 = Securities & Investment
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|ind3 = General Contractors
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|ind4 = Retired
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|ind5 = Real Estate
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|inddonor1 = $203,000
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|inddonor2 = $115,583
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|inddonor3 = $74,500
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|inddonor4 = $68,269
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|inddonor5 = $65,333
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===2010===
 
===2010===
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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
===Congressional Staff Salaries===
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===Ideology and leadership===
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Gibson is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Republican]]" as of June 21, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/chris_gibson/412453 ''Gov Track'' "Gibson" Accessed June 21, 2013]</ref>
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===Lifetime voting record===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Gibson missed 10 of 1,708 roll call votes from Jan 2011 to Apr 2013, which is 0.6% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.  <ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/christopher_gibson/412453 ''GovTrack,'' "Chris Gibson" Accessed April 2013]</ref>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Gibson paid his congressional staff a total of $960,983 in 2011. Overall, [[New York]] ranks 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Chris_Gibson.html ''LegiStorm'', "Chris Gibson," Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Gibson paid his congressional staff a total of $960,983 in 2011. Overall, [[New York]] ranked 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Chris_Gibson.html ''LegiStorm'', "Chris Gibson," Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Net worth===
 
===Net worth===
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Gibson's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $100,001 to $250,000. Averaging to a net worth of $175,000.50 which is lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00031998&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Chris Gibson (R-NY), 2010," Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Gibson's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $100,001 to $250,000. That averages to $175,000, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth did not change from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00031998&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'' "Chris Gibson (R-NY), 2011," accessed February 19, 2013]</ref>
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====2010====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Gibson's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $100,001 to $250,000. Averaging to a net worth of $175,000.50 which was lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00031998&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Chris Gibson (R-NY), 2010," Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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====2012====
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Gibson tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 174th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House. He is one of 12 republicans who scored higher on the liberal ranking than they did on the conservative one.
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<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 6, 2013]</ref>
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====2011====
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Gibson ranked 201st in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Percentage voting with party===
 
===Percentage voting with party===
====November 2011====
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====June 2013====
 
{{Congress vote percent
 
{{Congress vote percent
 
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|percent=81.6%
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|rank=231st
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|chamber=House
 
|chamber=House
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Chris + Gibson + New York + House'''
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Chris + Gibson + New York + House'''
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Gibson has been married to Mary Jo, a NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker, for over 14 years and they have three children: Katie, Maggie, and Connor. Their home is in Kinderhook where Gibson is active in several civic organizations including the American Legion, VFW, NRA, the Knights of Columbus and St. John’s Church of Valatie.<ref>[http://gibson.house.gov/Biography/ ''U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson, 20th District of New York'' "Biography"]</ref>
 
Gibson has been married to Mary Jo, a NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker, for over 14 years and they have three children: Katie, Maggie, and Connor. Their home is in Kinderhook where Gibson is active in several civic organizations including the American Legion, VFW, NRA, the Knights of Columbus and St. John’s Church of Valatie.<ref>[http://gibson.house.gov/Biography/ ''U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson, 20th District of New York'' "Biography"]</ref>
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*[http://gibson.house.gov/ U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson] ''official U.S. House site''
 
*[http://gibson.house.gov/ U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson] ''official U.S. House site''
 
*[http://www.chrisgibsonforcongress.com Chris Gibson for Congress] ''official campaign site''
 
*[http://www.chrisgibsonforcongress.com Chris Gibson for Congress] ''official campaign site''
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Chris Gibson
Chris Gibson.jpg
U.S. House, New York, District 19
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorNan Hayworth (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,942,923
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSiena College
Master'sCornell University
Ph.D.Cornell University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1986-2010
Service branchUnited States Army National Guard
Years of service1981-1986
Personal
BirthdayMay 13, 1964
Place of birthRockville Centre, New York
ProfessionMilitary Officer, Professor
Net worth$175,000
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Christopher P. "Chris" Gibson (b. May 13, 1964) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing New York's 19th congressional district. Gibson was first elected to the House in 2010 and is currently serving his second consecutive term, having won re-election on November 6, 2012. Before redistricting in 2012 Gibson had previously served the 20th district.

Gibson is set to run for re-election in New York's 19th congressional district in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Prior to his congressional career Gibson served as a Colonel in the United States Army National Gaurd.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Gibson is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Republican Party line more than his fellow members.


Biography

Gibson was born in Rockville Centre, New York. He earned a B.A. from Siena College in 1986, and an M.P.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1995 and 1998 respectively.[1]

Career

Gibson served in the United States Army National Guard throughout university, joining as an officer after earning his B.A. in 1986. Over the course of his 24 year Army career, Gibson rose to the rank of colonel and was deployed 7 times; including 4 combat tours to Iraq, and separate deployments to Kosovo, the Southwestern US for a counter-drug operation, and to Haiti where he commanded the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team (BCT) during the opening month of that humanitarian relief operation.

Other key assignments included tours teaching American Politics at the United States Military Academy at West Point, serving as a Congressional Fellow with US Representative Jerry Lewis (R-CA), and completing a Hoover National Security Affairs Fellowship at Stanford University.[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Gibson serves on the following committees:[3]

  • Committee on Agriculture
    • Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
    • Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit
  • Armed Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
    • Subcommittee on Military Personnel
    • Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities

2011-2012

Gibson served on the following committees:[4]

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Gibson voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[7]

Paul Ryan Budget Proposal

Voted "No" In March 2013 the Republican controlled House passed the budget proposal set out by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (R) for the third straight year.[8] However, not all Republican representatives voted in favor of the proposal.[8] Gibson was one of the 10 Republican Representatives who voted against Ryan's budget proposal.[8]

The proposal was killed after being voted down in the U.S. Senate with a 40-59 vote.[9]

The proposal would have cut about $5 trillion over the next decade and aimed to balance the budget by the end of the 10-year period.[8] The 2013 bill had opposition from 10 Republicans — the same number that voted against it in 2012. In 2011 only four Republicans cast a vote in opposition.[8] Democrats have unanimously voted against the bill every year.[8]

Elections

2014

See also: New York's 19th congressional district elections, 2014

Gibson is a member of the National Republican Congressional Committee's Patriot Program. The program is designed to assist vulnerable Republican incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[10]

2012

See also: New York's 19th congressional district elections, 2012

Gibson won re-election in 2012. Following New York's redistricting, Gibson ran in the newly redrawn 19th district.[11] He was unopposed in the Republican, Conservative, and Independence party primaries and defeated Julian Schreibman (D) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[12][13]

The Cook Political Report rated Gibson's race a tossup.[14]

General election

U.S. House, New York District 19 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Gibson Incumbent 49% 149,736
     Democratic Julian Schreibman 43.7% 133,567
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 7.4% 22,579
Total Votes 305,882
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

Full history


Polls

Chris Gibson vs Julian Schreibman
Poll Gibson SchreibmanUndecided/Not VotingMargin of Error
Siena College (October 30,2012)
48%43%9%+/-3.8
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Political positions

In 2010, as a representative of the 20th district, Gibson signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayer Protection Pledge, promising not to vote for any tax increases. Due to redistricting, when Gibson won re-election in 2012, it was as a representative of the 19th district. When asked if Gibson intended to honor the pledge he had signed in 2010, a representative form Gibson's office responded, "Congressman Gibson doesn’t plan to re-sign it for the 19th Congressional District, which he now represents (the pledge is to your constituents of a numbered district).”[16]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gibson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Gibson raised a total of $3,942,923 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 23, 2013.[17]

Chris Gibson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 19) Won $2,177,704
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 20) Won $1,765,219
Grand Total Raised $3,942,923

Individual breakdown

2012

Breakdown of the source of Gibson's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Gibson won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Gibson's campaign committee raised a total of $2,177,577 and spent $2,153,561.[18]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Gibson's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Gibson was elected to the U.S. House in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,765,219 and spent $1,734,219.[19]
U.S. House, New York, 2010 - Chris Gibson Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,765,219
Total Spent $1,734,219
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $5,366,128
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $5,321,745
Top contributors to Chris Gibson's campaign committee
DA Collins Companies$30,000
Lancaster Development$24,000
Elliott Management$23,236
Suit-Kote Corp$19,200
BCI Construction$12,450
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$133,757
General Contractors$120,799
Securities & Investment$115,632
Leadership PACs$103,000
Building Materials & Equipment$59,000

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Gibson is a "centrist Republican" as of June 21, 2013.[20]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Gibson missed 10 of 1,708 roll call votes from Jan 2011 to Apr 2013, which is 0.6% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. [21]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Gibson paid his congressional staff a total of $960,983 in 2011. Overall, New York ranked 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[22]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Gibson's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $100,001 to $250,000. That averages to $175,000, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth did not change from 2010.[23]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Gibson's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $100,001 to $250,000. Averaging to a net worth of $175,000.50 which was lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[24]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Gibson tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 174th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House. He is one of 12 republicans who scored higher on the liberal ranking than they did on the conservative one. [25]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Gibson ranked 201st in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[26]

Percentage voting with party

June 2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Chris Gibson has voted with the Republican Party 81.6% of the time, which ranked 231st among the 234 House Republican members as of June, 2013.

Recent news

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Personal

Gibson has been married to Mary Jo, a NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker, for over 14 years and they have three children: Katie, Maggie, and Connor. Their home is in Kinderhook where Gibson is active in several civic organizations including the American Legion, VFW, NRA, the Knights of Columbus and St. John’s Church of Valatie.[27]

External links

References

  1. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "GIBSON, Christopher, (1964 - )"
  2. U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson, 20th District of New York "Biography"
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  4. U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson, 20th District of New York "Biography"
  5. House Committee on Agriculture "Subcommittees"
  6. Armed Services Committee, Buck McKeon, Chairman "Subcommittees"
  7. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Washington Post, "10 House Republicans Vote Against Ryan Budget," accessed March 22, 2013
  9. CBS News, "Senate Rejects Paul Ryan Budget," accessed March 22, 2013
  10. The Washington Post, "11 House Republicans named to incumbent-protection program," April 22, 2013
  11. Times Herald-Record "19th Congressional District race growing tighter," April 25, 2012
  12. AP/CSPAN "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012
  13. Politico "2012 Election Map, New York"
  14. Ithaca Journal "Redrawn congressional lines promise competitive races," March 22, 2012
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. National Review, "Gibson: Tax Pledge Doesn’t Count Because District Number Changed," November 30, 2012
  17. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Chris Gibson" March 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Chris Gibson 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 26, 2013
  19. Open Secrets "Chris Gibson 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 21, 2011
  20. Gov Track "Gibson" Accessed June 21, 2013
  21. GovTrack, "Chris Gibson" Accessed April 2013
  22. LegiStorm, "Chris Gibson," Accessed October 1, 2012
  23. OpenSecrets.org "Chris Gibson (R-NY), 2011," accessed February 19, 2013
  24. OpenSecrets.org, "Chris Gibson (R-NY), 2010," Accessed October 1, 2012
  25. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 6, 2013
  26. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  27. U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson, 20th District of New York "Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
Nan Hayworth
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 19
2013–Present
Succeeded by
Paul Tonko (D)
Preceded by
Scott Murphy
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 20
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Paul Tonko