Dwight Freeney

Democrat Bobby Gibson, Newest Legislator, Sworn In

Democrat Bobby Gibson, Newest Legislator, Sworn In

Former Bloomfield High School head football coach Bobby Gibson was sworn in Friday as the newest state legislator.

Gibson gathered with family and friends at the historic Hall of the House at the state Capitol in Hartford for a brief swearing-in ceremony with House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz and others.

After being sworn in, Gibson said in a brief speech that he had been advised not to become a state legislator.

“No matter what happens in your life, never lose faith — because that is the most important thing,’’ Gibson told the crowd. “Whatever your belief is. … Never lose faith, and also, never let someone tell you that you can’t do it because little be known, I was told...