On Wednesday, Assemblyman John D. Ceretto expressed confidence in his re-election to the New York State Assembly.
"Last night I took in results with my family," Ceretto said. "After last night, we have a 905 vote lead and I expect that lead will grow when absentee ballots are counted. Now that the election is over, the real work starts. I'm excited to continue working on behalf of the citizens of the 145th Assembly district."
Ceretto opened his 905 vote lead with all 100 election districts reporting 100 percent of the vote. There were 47,656 votes cast in the Assembly district race. There remain approximately 2,700 absentee ballots to be counted. Ceretto attributes his likely victory to his record as assemblyman for the current 138th Assembly district.
"It is clear that my message of bipartisanship has resonated with the voters of the 145 Assembly district," he said. "Voters are responding favorably to the successes of the last two years in Albany. I've stated several times, I am proud of my record. I'm honored to have received the votes of so many people and look forward to returning to Albany for my second term once every vote is counted."
Ceretto said he looks forward to another successful term in the Assembly, while pausing to reflect on the 2012 race for a second term.
"I am extremely proud of this campaign," Ceretto said. "We put together a comprehensive plan and executed it. We spoke to thousands of voters; we had an excellent TV, radio and direct mail campaign. Dozens of volunteers canvased every corner of the district, wrote postcards to friends, and marched in parades. I'm so proud of their work and grateful to the voters for giving me another two years to work for them."