John Ceretto

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John D. Ceretto
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 145th district
In office
January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2016
Preceded by Michael P. Kearns
Succeeded by Angelo Morinello
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 138th district
In office
January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2012
Preceded by Francine DelMonte
Succeeded by Harry B. Bronson
Personal details
Born (1952-05-12) May 12, 1952 (age 65)[1]
Niagara Falls, New York[2]
Political party Democratic Party (2015–present)
Other political
Republican Party (2006–2015)
Democratic Party (before 2006)
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 former Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing the 145th Assembly District from 2011 to 2016. His district included 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 master's 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 as a member of the Democratic Party. 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][3] In 2006, Ceretto changed his party affiliation, joining the Republican Party.[3]

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.

On August 18, 2015, Ceretto announced that he would run for reelection in 2016 as a Democrat.[3][4] He was defeated that year by Republican Angelo Morinello.

Personal life[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Legislative Preview: Meet The New Members". The Capitol. Manhattan Media. January 6, 2011. Retrieved March 17, 2011. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "John D. Ceretto: Biography". New York State Assembly. Retrieved March 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Ceretto will switch back to Democratic Party". Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Assemblyman John Ceretto will become a Democrat". Retrieved August 18, 2015. 

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
Succeeded by
Angelo Morinello