Former Otsego County Congressman Chris Gibson has agreed to serve as the chairman of Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro’s campaign for governor.
“Chris Gibson embodies the high standards for integrity, commitment and service by which we will run this campaign and which we will ultimately restore to the State Capitol in Albany. I am honored that he has agreed to serve as Campaign Chairman,” said Molinaro.
Chris Gibson, who retired from his 19th District seat in 2015, had been mentioned as a leading Republican to run against Governor Cuomo, but declined all entreaties.
“Marc Molinaro is the right person to clear the cloud of corruption that has descended over the Governor’s office and restore New Yorker’s faith in the future of our state – I’m honored to serve as Chairman of his campaign,” said Gibson.
The campaign has selected another individual with local ties, Vince Casale, the county GOP chairman, as political consultant on his campaign.