Western New York Assemblyman to focus on job creation, economic development, increasing fiscal responsibility in 2013
Surrounded by his family, Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, was sworn in to office Dec. 31 by Grand Island Town Justice Mark Frentzel at the Grand Island Town Hall. Ceretto spoke during the event about the importance of focusing on job creation and economic development for Western New York and increasing fiscal responsibility in Albany during the 2013 legislative session.
"Creating jobs and fostering sustainable economic growth in Western New York must continue to be a priority for both the Legislature and Gov. Cuomo in 2013," Ceretto said. "As the newly appointed ranking member on the Assembly tourism committee, I look forward to working with my colleagues and the governor to promote this vital economic sector for Western New York, while continuing to tout the use of our low-cost power to create high-tech manufacturing jobs."
"We must also work to build upon the budgetary successes of the past two years and pass meaningful fiscal reforms such as a cap on state spending, unfunded mandate relief and tax reform," Ceretto added. "These reforms would ease the burdens the state places on local governments, school districts and businesses, while providing taxpayers, especially homeowners, with much-needed relief."
Ceretto was first elected in 2010 to the 138th Assembly District. He was re-elected in 2012, but to the newly created 145th Assembly District . The 145th is made up of the towns of Cambria, Grand Island, Lewiston, Niagara and Wheatfield, the City of Niagara Falls and portions of the City of North Tonawanda.
"I am honored and humbled to be serving the people of Western New York for a second term," Ceretto said. "While these last two years have seen tremendous progress for New York state in general and our region in particular, there remains hard work to be done. I will work with my colleagues in Albany and locally to keep the momentum going. I am honored that (Grand Island Town) Councilman (Chris) Aronica will be joining me and I thank the Town of Grand Island and its residents for welcoming me for this ceremony."