John Ceretto

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John Ceretto
New York State Assembly District 138
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2013
Years in position 4
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$61/half day and $171/full day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNiagara University
Master'sNiagara University
Date of birth05/12/1952
Place of birthNiagara Falls, NY
Office website
John Ceretto (b. May 12, 1952) is a Republican member of the New York State Assembly. He has represented District 138 since 2011.

Prior to his political career, Ceretto worked as a substitute teacher and then for the Tulip Corporation. He was elected to the Lewiston Town Board in 1995. Then 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.

He earned his B.A. and his M.A. in Education and Administration from Niagara University. He and his wife Beth live in Lewiston with their four children.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ceretto has been appointed to the following committees:



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Ceretto is running in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 145. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012. He is also running on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Robert M. Restaino ran unopposed in the Democratic primary; he is also running on the Working Families Party ticket. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012. [1]


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.[2] 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


In 2010, Ceretto raised a total of $17,462 in campaign contributions.[3]

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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Preceded by
Francine DelMonte
New York Assembly - District 138
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