From Rikers to Albany, Eddie Gibbs is Making History

Mayor Eric Adams swears in Eddie Gibbs in February. Will His Honor’s endorsement help Gibbs this coming November? City of New York’s official Twitter @nycgov

Edward Gibbs is not your cookie-cutter politician. Before being elected to the State Assembly, in January, Gibbs served time in New York’s correctional facilities, making him the first formerly incarcerated person elected to the state legislature.

The distinction has made Gibbs, who goes by “Eddie,” stand out in Albany. Many of his new colleagues have eagerly sought his support on a bevy of criminal justice bills since his February inauguration. “The members will walk up to

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