Assemblyman backed for re-election
New York State Independence Party Chairman Frank MacKay released the following statement Monday regarding his party's endorsement of Assemblyman John D. Ceretto for re-election in the 145th New York State Assembly District.
"Assemblyman John Ceretto has consistently and courageously put politics aside to work with his colleagues from both sides of the aisle as well as Governor Cuomo, enacting policies that will best serve the people of Western New York. John has the temperament to bring people of all backgrounds together and the tenacity to keep issues vital to Western New York at the forefront of Albany's statewide agenda."
MacKay cited efforts to keep low cost power in Western New York, the historic middle class tax cut Ceretto helped pass, and SUNY 2020 among Ceretto's achievements.
"I am honored to receive the endorsement of the New York State Independence Party and Chairman Frank MacKay," Ceretto said. "From day one I have pledged to be an independent voice for my constituents and that pledge will not change. We have made significant process in the past two years, and I am excited to continue on this exciting path."
Ceretto was first elected to the New York State Assembly in 2010 in the current 138th Assembly District. The newly created 145th Assembly District includes the towns of Cambria, Lewiston, Niagara, Wheatfield, the City of Niagara Falls and portions of the City of North Tonawanda in Niagara County and the Town of Grand Island in Erie County.