John Ceretto

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John D. Ceretto
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 145th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 1, 2013
Preceded by Michael P. Kearns
Personal details
Born (1952-05-12) May 12, 1952 (age 62)[1]
Niagara Falls, New York[2]
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Beth[2]
Children four[2]
Residence Lewiston, New York[2]
Alma mater Niagara University[2]
Profession politician
Website Official website

John D. Ceretto (born May 12, 1952)[1] is an American politician and a Republican member of the New York State Assembly, representing the 145th Assembly District as of January 2013. His district includes the cities of Niagara Falls and Tonawanda also, the towns of Lewiston, Cambria, Niagara, Wheatfield, and Grand Island.[2]

Education and early career[edit]

A Niagara Falls native, he attended La Salle Senior High School and is a graduate of Niagara University with a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Education and Administration. While still in college, he worked for the Carborundum Abrasive Company. Upon completing his education, he worked as a substitute teacher in many of the local schools and then worked for 20 years at the Tulip Corporation in Niagara Falls.[2]

Political career[edit]

In 1995, Ceretto was elected as a councilman on the Lewiston Town Board. In 2005, he was elected Niagara County Legislator in the 12th District. Ceretto also served as Vice-Chairman of the Niagara County Economic Development Committee and Chairman of the Niagara County Refuse Department. [2]

In the November 2010 election for State Assembly, Ceretto beat former Assemblywoman Francine DelMonte, who ran on the Working Families Party Line facing and Democratic challenger candidate and former Niagara Falls City Councilman John Accardo.

Personal life[edit]

Ceretto married his wife Beth in 1978. They reside in Lewiston, New York, with their four children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Legislative Preview: Meet The New Members". The Capitol. Manhattan Media. January 6, 2011. Retrieved March 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "John D. Ceretto: Biography". New York State Assembly. Retrieved March 17, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Niagara County Legislator, 12th district
January 1, 2006 – December 31, 2010
Succeeded by
Richard E. Updegrove
New York Assembly
Preceded by
Francine DelMonte
New York State Assembly, 138th District
January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2012
Succeeded by
Harry B. Bronson
Preceded by
Michael P. Kearns
New York State Assembly, 145th District
January 1, 2013 – present
Incumbent