John C. Gibson

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John C. "Jack" Gibson (born March 30, 1934) is an American Republican politician, who served in the New Jersey General Assembly where he represented the 1st legislative district from 2004-2006. Gibson also served in the Assembly from 1992-2002. He served in the Assembly on the Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Transportation Committees.

On Election Day, November 8, 2005, incumbent Assemblyman Gibson was ousted by Democrat Nelson Albano, in the politically split 1st District, which covers Cape May County and portions of Cumberland County.[1]

In the Assembly, Gibson sponsored laws which dedicate $25 million annually for beach protection, increased the property tax deduction for veterans, updated the Right to Farm Act, and John’s Law. He also supported legislation to cut the sales tax, the income tax, and the corporate tax rate for small companies. Jack has also supported freezing property taxes for needy senior citizens and created the NJ SAVER property tax rebate program.

Gibson has served on the New Jersey Beach Erosion Commission from 1994-2002 (as its Chair in 1998) and on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission from 2001-2002. He was a member of the Sea Isle City Board of Education from 1969–1973 and of the Cape May County Planning Board from 1962-1971.

John C. Gibson graduated with a B.C.E. in Civil Engineering from Villanova University.

District 1[edit]

Each of the forty districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly. The other representatives from the 1st Legislative District for the 2004-2006 session were:


  1. ^ Miller, Michael. "1ST DISTRICT ASSEMBLY / ALBANO OVERWHELMS GIBSON / VAN DREW TOPS ALL CANDIDATES AS DEMOCRATS SWEEP", The Press of Atlantic City, November 9, 2005. "Supermarket shop steward Nelson Albano buried six-term incumbent Jack Gibson in a landslide upset in the 1st District Assembly race. Van Drew received 40,314 votes. Albano finished second with 31,589. Gibson finished a distant third with 24,840. Cecola was last with 16,030."

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