By ROCCO ARTESIAN
U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson, who currently represents New York’s 19th district, will be leaving his long-held congressional post this coming January. Battling for his seat are Republican John Faso and Democrat Zephyr Teachout. Gibson, who may be seeking the GOP nomination to run for New York governor against Andrew Cuomo, hasn’t forgotten his stalwart support for veterans as he sits in the twilight of his House of Representatives career.
Tomorrow, Gibson will be joined by Republican Congress hopeful Jack Martins, hosting a roundtable-style discussion with local New York veterans. The goal of the event is to generate conversation – and results – regarding what Washington politicians can do to better the lives of veterans. According to a press release issued by Martins’ campaign, “Reforming VA healthcare, combating veterans-related mental health and suicide, and reducing the number of homeless veterans are among the issues expected to be discussed.”
Martins, who is running for New York’s 3rd congressional district seat, holds the Republican, Reform, Independence, and Conservative parties’ lines. A three-term state senator and former mayor of Long Island’s Mineola, Martins is seeking to win the seat being vacated by retiring Congressman Steve Israel.
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