Developer Carl Paladino has announced that he supports John Ceretto for re-election to the New 145th Assembly District for a second term.
"Our thuggish state government is out of control and forcing itself into every aspect of our daily lives," Paladino said. "John has stood up and urged the New York state legislature to change its course and do what's right for the citizens of this state."
As a major business owner in both Erie and Niagara counties, Paladino praised Ceretto for taking the New York Power Authority to task for raising utility rates on local residents and businesses. Ceretto has been a consistent advocate for local representation on the Power Authority board of trustees to ensure that Western New York's residents and job creators receive their fair share of low-cost energy.
"Our great state is broken and very few of our elected officials in Albany are doing what it takes to fix it. John Ceretto had proven that he is committed to do the work of the people and will continue to fight to relieve the taxpayers of a burdensome government and out of control spending and regulations forced on us by the Albany establishment," Paladino said.
•The executive committee of Laborers Local 91 also has announced the endorsement of Ceretto.
"He is a man of integrity, who has led an honest life. He is also a union brother to us, being a former UAW president and CSEA member. This election is about jobs and no one has fought harder for local jobs than John Ceretto," said Richard Palladino, the group's business manager.