The name of Richard Gere will be presented to Congress days after it has been revealed that his wife is pregnant

Hollywood idol Richard Gere is being launched to potentially run for 18th place in the New York Congressional District in the House, if the current incumbent wins the Democratic primary for the New York state attorney general. Gere is seen here in Madrid, Spain on December 12

The name of the actor Richard Gere is being used to fill a potential vacancy in the House of Representatives of the United States.

If things line up correctly, Gere, 68, could make a career to represent the 18th Congressional District of New York, which includes his home.

The Democratic candidate is Sean Patrick Maloney, who will appear in the September primaries as state attorney general.

"The name of Richard Gere is whispered among the Democrats," Middletown Mayor Joe DeStefano confirmed to Page Six. & # 39; We'll see what it's made of &.

Gere and his wife, Alejandra Silva, 35, who got married in a civil ceremony in April, are expecting their first child together, an ABC media reported on Wednesday.

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Hollywood idol Richard Gere is being launched to potentially run for 18th place in the New York Congressional District in the House, if the current incumbent wins the Democratic primary for the New York state attorney general. Gere is seen here in Madrid, Spain on December 12

Hollywood idol Richard Gere is being launched to potentially run for 18th place in the New York Congressional District in the House, if the current incumbent wins the Democratic primary for the New York state attorney general. Gere is seen here in Madrid, Spain on December 12

Gere is a well-known political activist in the Pound Ridge, Westchester area, where he calls home, who speaks repeatedly at the annual Freedom House Awards Dinner, which has been held in Washington, DC.

Founded in 1941 to counter the isolation of the United States in World War II, Freedom House calls itself "an independent vigilante organization dedicated to the spread of freedom and democracy throughout the world."

At the dinner in 2017, he talked about how to interact with people there that night had made him aware of the great variety of challenges to democracy around the world.

He spoke at length about how proud he was to meet the leader of the House of Representatives of the United States, Nancy Pelosi, through her work related to HIV / AIDS and Tibet.

"There is no doubt that the change that will happen in this world, the opening that will happen, will come from women," said Gere.

"Or it's going to come from guys who understand what it's like to be a woman."

Middletown Mayor Joe DeStefano confirmed to Page Six that Gere's name is being used to stand for the US House of Representatives. UU Currently occupied by Sean Patrick Maloney (pictured), if he wins the Democratic primary for the New York state attorney general.

Middletown Mayor Joe DeStefano confirmed to Page Six that Gere's name is being used to stand for the US House of Representatives. UU Currently occupied by Sean Patrick Maloney (pictured), if he wins the Democratic primary for the New York state attorney general.

Middletown Mayor Joe DeStefano (pictured) confirmed to Page Six that Gere's name is being used to run for the US House of Representatives. UU Currently occupied by Sean Patrick Maloney, if he wins the Democratic primary for the New York state attorney general.

Middletown Mayor Joe DeStefano (pictured) confirmed to Page Six that Gere's name is being used to run for the US House of Representatives. UU Currently occupied by Sean Patrick Maloney, if he wins the Democratic primary for the New York state attorney general.

Middletown Mayor Joe DeStefano (right) confirmed to Page Six that Gere's name is being used to stand for the US House of Representatives. UU Currently occupied by Sean Patrick Maloney (left), if he wins the Democratic primary for the attorney general of the state of New York.

Actor Richard Gere comments at the annual Freedom House Awards dinner honoring "brave people and innovative organizations that have made significant contributions to the cause of human rights and democracy."

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Ellen Kearns, assistant secretary of the Westchester County Democratic Party, had only good things to say about the registered Democrat.

"Richard is very funny," Kearns said.

"On the day of the elections, he approaches each electoral inspector and personally thanks us for our work."

In addition to being a good guy for officials, Gere also speaks openly on the issue of human rights, particularly in Tibet, owned by China.

He co-founded Tibet House in New York in 1987, at the request of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, who expressed his desire for "a long-term cultural institution to ensure the survival of Tibetan civilization and culture." whatever the political destiny of the six million inhabitants of Tibet. "

Gere's name is being launched to potentially run for 18th place in the New York Congressional District in the House, if the current incumbent wins the Democratic primary for the New York state attorney general; Gere is seen here speaking at the Annual Freedom House 2018 Awards Dinner on May 23 in Washington, DC

Gere's name is being launched to potentially run for 18th place in the New York Congressional District in the House, if the current incumbent wins the Democratic primary for the New York state attorney general; Gere is seen here speaking at the Annual Freedom House 2018 Awards Dinner on May 23 in Washington, DC

Gere's name is being launched to potentially run for 18th place in the New York Congressional District in the House, if the current incumbent wins the Democratic primary for the New York state attorney general; Gere is seen here speaking at the Annual Freedom House 2018 Awards Dinner on May 23 in Washington, DC

Through its non-profit organization, The Gere Foundation, and its public charity, Healing the Divide, also supports organizations for HIV / AIDS, humanitarian relief, human rights and cultural preservation, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Survival. International.

DeStefano is an influential Democrat in Orange County, which makes up much of the 18th Congressional District of New York.

He is supporting Maloney for the attorney general, who has said that if he loses, he will run for re-election to represent District 18.

"The important thing is that I want to choose a Democrat to kill Trump's agenda," said DeStefano.

The acting attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, who is also a Democrat, resigned on May 7, opening the field for Maloney and three others to compete for the Democratic post in the November elections.

Maloney will have to beat the public defender of New York Letitia & # 39; Tish & # 39; James, the law professor Zephyr Teachout and Leecia Eve, former collaborator of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, for the opportunity to compete for the votes for the state position. according to Ballotpedia.

The Democratic primary for the state's attorney general will be held on September 13.

Gere, who is a practicing Tibetan Buddhist known for his leading roles in Pretty Woman and An Officer and Gentleman, has not publicly commented on the suggestion that he run, if Maloney wins the primary.

Gere already has a son, an 18-year-old son, with his second ex-wife, Carey Lowell.

His third wife and future mother, Silva, has a five-year-old son from a previous marriage.

The two had been dating for three years before getting married in April.

Gere was married for the first time to Cindy Crawford, 52, from 1991 to 1995.

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