Last week, Senator Gipson joined fellow Dutchess County legislators Assemblymembers Didi Barrett, Kevin Cahill and Kieran Lalor to address the Dutchess County Chamber of Commerce members at Saint Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie.
Charlie North of the DCCoC MC'd the lively Q&A session where the Senator answered questions ranging from hydro-fracking to Fair Wage issues.
Senator Gipson, himself a small business owner, pledged his support for measures that would cut property taxes through changes in the way New York State funds education, and vowed to protect the state's drinking water by demanding answers on the dangers of Hydro-fracking.
On January 9, 2013, newly elected Terry Gipson was sworn in to be the New York State Senator from the 41st District. He is the first Democrat elected from the Senate district in Dutchess County in over 100 years. He was accompanied by his wife, Michelle Donner, and his parents, Jim and Lydia Gipson.