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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 = [[New York's 19th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Next election = [[New York's 19th Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
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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
|Net worth = $175,000
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|Net worth = $175,000.50
 
|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/
 
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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 19th congressional district]]. Prior to the 2012 general election, he was the incumbent for the [[New York's 20th congressional district|20th district]]. Due to [[Redistricting in New York|redistricting]], he ran in the newly redrawn 19th district.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Christopher P. "Chris" Gibson ''' (b. May 13, 1964, in Rockville Centre, [[New York|NY]]) 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 {{2014is}} a 2014 [[Republican Party|Republican]], [[Conservative Party USA|Conservative]] and [[Independence Party of America|Independence Party]] candidate seeking re-election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[New York's 19th Congressional District elections, 2014|the 19th Congressional District]] of [[New York]].<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled ''New York Board of Elections'', "Candidate Petition List," accessed April 17, 2014]</ref> Gibson ran unopposed for all three nominations in the primary on June 24, 2014.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/NY_US_House_0624.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "New York - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 24, 2014]</ref>
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He 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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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>
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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 name=bioguide>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=G000564 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'', "GIBSON, Christopher, (1964 - )"]</ref>
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==Career==
 
==Career==
Gibson served in the United States Army National Guard throughout university, joining as an officer after earning his B.A. in 1986.
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Below is an abbreviated outline of Gibson's professional and political career:<ref name=bio>[http://gibson.house.gov/Biography/ ''U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson, 20th District of New York'', "Biography," accessed August 11, 2014]</ref><ref name=bioguide>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=G000564 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'', "GIBSON, Christopher, (1964 - )," accessed August 11, 2014]</ref>
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.
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*1981-1986: United States Army National Guard
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*1986-2010: United States Army
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::*Became colonel
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::*Seven deployments, including "four combat tours to Iraq, and separate deployments to Kosovo, the Southwestern US for a counter-drug operation, and most recently - just prior to his retirement - Haiti where he commanded the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team (BCT) during the opening month of that humanitarian relief operation."<ref name=bio>[http://gibson.house.gov/Biography/ ''U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson, 20th District of New York'', "Biography"]</ref>
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*Taught American politics at the United States Military Academy at West Point
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*Congressional Fellow with U.S. Representative [[Jerry Lewis]] (R-CA)
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*Hoover National Security Affairs Fellowship at Stanford University
  
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.<ref>[http://gibson.house.gov/Biography/ ''U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson, 20th District of New York'' "Biography"]</ref>
 
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
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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Gibson serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com'', "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture|Committee on Agriculture]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture|Committee on Agriculture]]
 
**Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
 
**Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
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====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
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>
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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
**Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry<ref>[http://agriculture.house.gov/singlepages.aspx?NewsID=3&LSBID=44 ''House Committee on Agriculture'' "Subcommittees"]</ref>
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**Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry<ref>[http://agriculture.house.gov/singlepages.aspx?NewsID=3&LSBID=44 ''House Committee on Agriculture'', "Subcommittees"]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services|Armed Services Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services|Armed Services Committee]]
 
**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>
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**Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities<ref>[http://armedservices.house.gov/index.cfm/subcommittees ''Armed Services Committee, Buck McKeon, Chairman'', "Subcommittees"]</ref>
  
==Issues==
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==Key votes==
===Specific votes===
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===113th Congress===
====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Support vote}}
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{{113thVotes
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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===National security===
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====NDAA====
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{{Nay vote}} Gibson voted in opposition of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref name=ns>[https://votesmart.org/candidate/127042/chris-gibson?categoryId=61&type=V,S,R,E,F,P#.UlWtpxCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Gibson's Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 9, 2013]</ref>
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====DHS Appropriations====
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{{Yea vote}} Gibson voted in support of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.<ref name=ns/>
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====Keystone Pipeline Amendment====
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{{Nay vote}} Gibson voted in opposition of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.<ref name=ns/>
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====CISPA (2013)====
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{{Nay vote}} Gibson voted in opposition of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c113:4:./temp/~c113vMEvNq:e679: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name=ns/>
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===Economy===
 
====Paul Ryan Budget Proposal====
 
====Paul Ryan Budget Proposal====
 
{{Ryan Budget 2013 GOP2|Name=Gibson}}
 
{{Ryan Budget 2013 GOP2|Name=Gibson}}
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====Government shutdown====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{Yea vote}} On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. [[Harry Reid]] rejected the call to conference.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Gibson voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from [[Republican]] members. Gibson voted for HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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===Immigration===
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{{Yea vote}} Gibson voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/candidate/127042/chris-gibson?categoryId=40&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E#.UlWuHhCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Gibson's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 9, 2013]</ref>
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===Healthcare===
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{{Yea vote}} Gibson has voted supported all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/candidate/127042/chris-gibson?categoryId=38&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E#.UlWufxCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Gibson's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Healthcare," accessed October 9, 2013]</ref>
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===Social issues===
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{{Yea vote}} Gibson supported HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/candidate/127042/chris-gibson?categoryId=2&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E#.UlWu6RCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart'', "Gibson on abortion," accessed October 9, 2013]</ref>
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===Previous congressional sessions===
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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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 1 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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==Issues==
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:s030_070.gif|right|290px|thumb|Chris Gibson's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 VoteMatch] analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Gibson is a '''Moderate Conservative.''' Gibson received a score of 32 percent on social issues and 72 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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|Marriage= Strongly Opposes
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|God= Unknown
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|ObamaCare=Strongly Opposes
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|Social Security= Strongly Opposes
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|School Choice= Strongly Favors
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|Animals=Strongly Favors
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|Crime= Strongly Favors
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|Guns= Strongly Favors
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|Taxes=Strongly Opposes
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|Free Trade= Opposes
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|United Nations=Strongly Favors
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|Military=Unknown
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|Campaign Funds= Strongly Favors
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|Iran=Opposes
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|Energy=Strongly Opposes
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|Marijuana=Unknown
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===Political positions===
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====Taxpayer Protection Pledge====
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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," accessed November 30, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2014===
 
===2014===
:: ''See also: [[New York's 19th congressional district elections, 2014]]''
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:: ''See also: [[New York's 19th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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Gibson {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2014|New York's]] [[New York's 19th Congressional District elections, 2014|19th District]]. Gibson ran unopposed for the Republican, Conservative and Independence Party nominations in the primary on June 24, 2014. {{Nov2014genelection}}
  
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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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>
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
::''See also: [[New York's 19th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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::''See also: [[New York's 19th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
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>
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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," accessed April 25, 2012]</ref> He was unopposed in the Republican, Conservative and Independence Party primaries and defeated [[Julian Schreibman]] (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<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," accessed 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 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," accessed March 22, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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==Polls==
 
==Polls==
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|Title= Chris Gibson vs Julian Schreibman  
 
|Title= Chris Gibson vs Julian Schreibman  
 
|Poll1=[http://siena.edu/uploadedfiles/home/parents_and_community/community_page/sri/sny_poll/19th%20CD%20October%202012%20Poll%20Release%202%20--%20FINAL.pdf Siena College (October 30,2012)]
 
|Poll1=[http://siena.edu/uploadedfiles/home/parents_and_community/community_page/sri/sny_poll/19th%20CD%20October%202012%20Poll%20Release%202%20--%20FINAL.pdf Siena College (October 30,2012)]
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==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).”<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>
 
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
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|result2010=Won
 
|result2010=Won
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===Individual breakdown===
 
===Individual breakdown===
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===2014===
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
[[File:Chris Gibson 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Gibson's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
 
[[File:Chris Gibson 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|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.<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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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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====Cost per vote====
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Gibson spent $14.39 per vote received in 2012.
  
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
[[File:Chris_Gibson_2010_Donor_Breakdown.png‎|right|375px|thumb|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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00031998&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Chris Gibson 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 21, 2011]</ref>
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[[File:Chris_Gibson_2010_Donor_Breakdown.png‎|right|375px|thumb|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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00031998&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Chris Gibson 2010 Election Data," accessed December 21, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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==Personal Gain Index==
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[[File:Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png|right|200px|link=Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have prospered during their tenure as public servants. <br>
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It consists of four different metrics:
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*[[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)|Changes in Net Worth]]
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*[[The K-Street Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The K-Street Metric]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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*[[The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric]]
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===PGI: Change in net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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[[File:Net Worth Metric graphic.png|left|170px]]
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|congressional financial disclosure forms]] and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Gibson's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $100,001 and $250,000. That averages to '''$175,000.50''', which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Gibson ranked as the 356th most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00031998&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets.org'',"Chris Gibson (R-NY), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref> Between 2009 and 2012, Gibson's calculated net worth<ref>This figure represents the average annual percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.</ref> decreased by an average of 2 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>
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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
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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 August 2014.<ref name=govtrack>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/chris_gibson/412453 ''GovTrack'', "Chris Gibson," accessed August 11, 2014]</ref> This was the same rating Gibson received in June 2013.
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===Like-minded colleagues===
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/412453_Christopher_Gibson ''OpenCongress'', "Chris Gibson," accessed August 11, 2014]</ref>
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Gibson most often votes with:
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*{{bluedot}} [[Mike McIntyre]]
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Gibson least often votes with:
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*{{bluedot}} [[Mark Pocan]]
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''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. <ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/christopher_gibson/412453 ''GovTrack,'' "Chris Gibson" Accessed April 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Gibson missed 20 of 2,726 roll call votes from January 2011 to August 2014. This amounts to 0.7 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of August 2014.<ref name=govtrack/>
  
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===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]] 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>
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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>
 
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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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===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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====2013====
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Gibson ranked 198th in the liberal rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed August 11, 2014]</ref> Though Republican, Gibson received a higher score on the liberal ranking than on the conservative ranking.
  
 
====2012====
 
====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.
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Gibson ranked 174th in the liberal rankings in 2012. He was one of 12 Republicans who scored higher on the liberal ranking than on the conservative one.
<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 6, 2013]</ref>
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<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed March 6, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====2011====
 
====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.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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Gibson ranked 201st in the liberal rankings in 2011.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
===Percentage voting with party===
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==Personal==
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Gibson and his wife, Mary Jo, have three children, named Katie, Maggie and Connor. The family resides in Kinderhook. Mary Jo is a clinical social worker.
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Gibson is involved with various local organizations, including the American Legion, VFW, NRA, 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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==See also==
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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==External links==
 
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{{political tracker|Link=http://politicaltracker.com/officials/congress/activity/rep-christopher-gibson/127042|Name=Chris Gibson}}
 
*[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
Cost per vote$14.39 in 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$175,000.50
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Christopher P. "Chris" Gibson (b. May 13, 1964, in Rockville Centre, NY) 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 a 2014 Republican, Conservative and Independence Party candidate seeking re-election to the U.S. House to represent the 19th Congressional District of New York.[1] Gibson ran unopposed for all three nominations in the primary on June 24, 2014.[2]

He 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.[3]

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.[4]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Gibson's professional and political career:[5][4]

  • 1981-1986: United States Army National Guard
  • 1986-2010: United States Army
  • Became colonel
  • Seven deployments, including "four combat tours to Iraq, and separate deployments to Kosovo, the Southwestern US for a counter-drug operation, and most recently - just prior to his retirement - Haiti where he commanded the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team (BCT) during the opening month of that humanitarian relief operation."[5]
  • Taught American politics at the United States Military Academy at West Point
  • Congressional Fellow with U.S. Representative Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
  • Hoover National Security Affairs Fellowship at Stanford University

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Gibson serves on the following committees:[6]

  • 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:[7]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[10] For more information pertaining to Gibson's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[11]

National security

NDAA

Nay3.png Gibson voted in opposition of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[12]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Gibson voted in support of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[12]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Nay3.png Gibson voted in opposition of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[12]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png Gibson voted in opposition of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[13] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[12]

Economy

Paul Ryan Budget Proposal

Nay3.png In March 2013 the Republican controlled House passed the budget proposal set out by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (R) for the third straight year.[14] However, not all Republican representatives voted in favor of the proposal.[14] Gibson was one of the 10 Republican Representatives who voted against Ryan's budget proposal.[14]

The proposal was killed after being voted down in the U.S. Senate with a 40-59 vote.[15]

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.[14] 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.[14] Democrats have unanimously voted against the bill every year.[14]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[16] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[17] Gibson voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[18]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[19] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Gibson voted for HR 2775.[20]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Gibson voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[21] The vote largely followed party lines.[22]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Yea3.png Gibson has voted supported all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[23]

Social issues

Abortion

Yea3.png Gibson supported HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[24]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png 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 1 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.[25]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Chris Gibson's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Gibson is a Moderate Conservative. Gibson received a score of 32 percent on social issues and 72 percent on economic issues.[26]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[27]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Strongly Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Favors
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Unknown
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Unknown
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Opposes Stay out of Iran Opposes
Privatize Social Security Strongly Opposes Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[26]

Political positions

Taxpayer Protection Pledge

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).”[28]

Elections

2014

See also: New York's 19th Congressional District elections, 2014

Gibson is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 19th District. Gibson ran unopposed for the Republican, Conservative and Independence Party nominations in the primary on June 24, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 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.[29]

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.[30] He was unopposed in the Republican, Conservative and Independence Party primaries and defeated Julian Schreibman (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[31][32]

The Cook Political Report rated Gibson's race a tossup.[33]

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

2012

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. 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

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.[35]

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

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Gibson’s reports.[36]

Chris Gibson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[37]April 15, 2013$15,015.92$134,856.3$(12,189.54)$137,682.68
July Quarterly[38]July 14, 2013$137,682.68$318,038.01$(24,734.12)$430,986.57
October Quarterly[39]October 15, 2013$430,986.57$260,126.41$(38,548.57)$652,564.41
Year-End Quarterly[40]December 31, 2013$652,564$263,733$(58,555)$863,338
April Quarterly[41]April 15, 2014$863,338.58$459,216.43$(88,717.77)$1,233,837.24
Running totals
$1,435,970.15$(222,745)

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.[42]

Cost per vote

Gibson spent $14.39 per vote received in 2012.

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.[43]

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Gibson's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $100,001 and $250,000. That averages to $175,000.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Gibson ranked as the 356th most wealthy representative in 2012.[44] Between 2009 and 2012, Gibson's calculated net worth[45] decreased by an average of 2 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[46]

Chris Gibson Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2009$187,282
2012$175,000
Growth from 2009 to 2012:-7%
Average annual growth:-2%[47]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[48]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

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 August 2014.[49] This was the same rating Gibson received in June 2013.

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[50]

Gibson most often votes with:

Gibson least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Gibson missed 20 of 2,726 roll call votes from January 2011 to August 2014. This amounts to 0.7 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of August 2014.[49]

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.[51]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Gibson ranked 198th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[52] Though Republican, Gibson received a higher score on the liberal ranking than on the conservative ranking.

2012

Gibson ranked 174th in the liberal rankings in 2012. He was one of 12 Republicans who scored higher on the liberal ranking than on the conservative one. [53]

2011

Gibson ranked 201st in the liberal rankings in 2011.[54]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Gibson voted with the Republican Party 77.9 percent of the time, which ranked 228th among the 234 House Republican members as of August 2014.[55]

2013

Gibson voted with the Republican Party 81.6 percent of the time, which ranked 231st among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[56]

Personal

Gibson and his wife, Mary Jo, have three children, named Katie, Maggie and Connor. The family resides in Kinderhook. Mary Jo is a clinical social worker.

Gibson is involved with various local organizations, including the American Legion, VFW, NRA, Knights of Columbus and St. John’s Church of Valatie.[57]

Recent news

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See also

External links

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References

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  2. Associated Press, "New York - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 24, 2014
  3. The Washington Post, "11 House Republicans named to incumbent-protection program," April 22, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "GIBSON, Christopher, (1964 - )"
  5. 5.0 5.1 U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson, 20th District of New York, "Biography," accessed August 11, 2014
  6. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  7. U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson, 20th District of New York, "Biography"
  8. House Committee on Agriculture, "Subcommittees"
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  11. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Project Vote Smart, "Representative Gibson's Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 9, 2013
  13. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
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  17. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
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  20. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  21. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013
  22. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Gibson's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 9, 2013
  23. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Gibson's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Healthcare," accessed October 9, 2013
  24. Project Vote Smart, "Gibson on abortion," accessed October 9, 2013
  25. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  26. 26.0 26.1 On The Issues, "Chris Gibson Vote Match," accessed June 19, 2014
  27. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
  28. National Review, "Gibson: Tax Pledge Doesn’t Count Because District Number Changed," accessed November 30, 2012
  29. The Washington Post, "11 House Republicans named to incumbent-protection program," April 22, 2013
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  32. Politico, "2012 Election Map, New York"
  33. Ithaca Journal, "Redrawn congressional lines promise competitive races," accessed March 22, 2012
  34. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  35. Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Chris Gibson" March 2013
  36. Federal Election Commission, "Gibson’s Summary Report," accessed August 1, 2013
  37. Federal Election Commission, "Chris Gibson April Quarterly," accessed August 1st, 2013
  38. Federal Election Commission, "Chris Gibson July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  39. Federal Election Commission, "Chris Gibson October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  40. Federal Election Commission, "Chris Gibson Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
  41. Federal Election Commission, "Chris Gibson April Quarterly," accessed April 28, 2014
  42. Open Secrets, "Chris Gibson 2012 Election Cycle," accessed February 26, 2013
  43. Open Secrets, "Chris Gibson 2010 Election Data," accessed December 21, 2011
  44. OpenSecrets.org,"Chris Gibson (R-NY), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
  45. This figure represents the average annual percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.
  46. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  47. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  48. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
  49. 49.0 49.1 GovTrack, "Chris Gibson," accessed August 11, 2014
  50. OpenCongress, "Chris Gibson," accessed August 11, 2014
  51. LegiStorm, "Chris Gibson," accessed October 1, 2012
  52. National Journal, "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed August 11, 2014
  53. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed March 6, 2013
  54. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  55. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  56. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  57. 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
NA
Preceded by
Scott Murphy
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 20
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Paul Tonko