John Ceretto

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John Ceretto
New York State Assembly District 145
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly District 138
Bachelor'sNiagara University
Master'sNiagara University
Date of birth05/12/1952
Place of birthNiagara Falls, NY
Office website
John D. Ceretto (b. May 12, 1952) is a Republican member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 145. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He previously represented District 138 in the Assembly from 2011 to 2013.

Cereeto served on the Lewiston Town Board. In 2005, he was elected to the Niagara County Legislature where he was chairman of the Niagara County Refuse Department and vice-chairman of the Niagara County Economic Development Committee.


Ceretto earned his B.A. and his M.A. in Education and Administration from Niagara University. His professional experience includes being a former substitute teacher, and working for the Tulip Corporation.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ceretto served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Election Law
Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ceretto served on the following committees:



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Ceretto ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 145. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. He defeated Robert M. Restaino in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

New York State Assembly, District 145, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Ceretto Incumbent 50.9% 25,936
     Democratic Robert M. Restaino 49.1% 24,976
Total Votes 50,912


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Ceretto was uncontested in the September 14 Republican primary. Ceretto defeated John Accardo (D) and Francine DelMonte (WF) in the general election on November 2.[4] Although incumbent Delmonte lost in the Democratic primary, she secured the nomination of the Working Families Party.

New York State Assembly, District 138 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Ceretto (R) 16,722
John Accardo (D) 11,985
Francine DelMonte (WF) 7,338

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for John Ceretto is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, John Ceretto raised a total of $270,712 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[5]

John Ceretto's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 145 Won $253,250
2010 New York State Assembly, District 138 Won $17,462
Grand Total Raised $270,712


John Ceretto won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, John Ceretto raised a total of $253,250.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Ceretto's campaign in 2012
Republican Assembly Campaign Cmte$108,771
Republican Assembly Campaign Cmte$46,264
Niagara Falls Fire Fighters$4,500
Laborers Local 91$3,925
New York State United Teachers$3,920
Total Raised in 2012$253,250
Source: Follow the Money


In 2010, Ceretto raised a total of $17,462 in campaign contributions.[6]

His four largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Blank $3,667
Abeles Building Comp $2,000
Town of Lewiston GOP $500
Price, Mary $500


Ceretto and his wife Beth have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Kearns (D)
New York Assembly District 145
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Francine DelMonte
New York Assembly District 138
Succeeded by
Harry Bronson (D)