Chris Gibson, a 24-year Army veteran and current U.S. Representative for the 19th Congressional District in New York, is still eyeing a 2018 run for the top spot in Albany.
Gibson, who has served in Congress since 2010, won re-elections in 2012 and 2014. Gibson, a fan of term limits, already said he won’t seek re-election the time around for Congress.
During a visit to 18 News studios on Friday, Gibson explained four ideas he believes is the winning platform for a Republican Party victory for the governor’s seat in 2018, even if he isn’t in the running.
“It’s growing the economy, it’s cleaning up Albany and restoring faith in our ability to be self governing in Albany,” says Gibson.
“It’s a new direction and education that rolls back common core and empowers local schools. And it’s a new direction on safety and security rolls back the SAFE Act, and then works on mental health and cracking down on gangs and narco traffickers.”