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Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak elected for fourth term in 143rd district

BY: Kimberly Snickles, Cheektowaga Source | November 07, 2012

Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak walked into the Bellevue Fire Hall to vote Tuesday, all with the humble hopes of being elected for a fourth term. He was joined by his wife, son David, and daughter Jennifer who couldn’t of been more supportive.

“I take nothing for granted, we did everything that we had to do, and I hope people recognize the job that we did, and we get a win tonight,” said Gabryszak.

Gabryszak, a Democrat and former Cheektowaga supervisor defeated his opponent, Frank DeCarlo, a Republican and Lancaster businessman, by a long shot with 73 percent of the vote. Gabryszak stated that he and his team put a lot of work and effort to meet with constituents on a daily basis. Now that he has the win, he hopes to continue to fight for residents in the 143rd district, which includes the towns of Cheektowaga, Lancaster, and the villages of Depew, Lancaster, and Sloan.

“I like to think that we do a good job, and people recognize it but it’s something we have to do all the time. We have to keep up with the constituent work and make sure that when we are in Albany, that we are voting for the district.”

There were also three pieces of legislation in the works that still need to get passed in the assembly; for example, Alix’s Law, JJ’s Law, and the Wage Theft Prevention Act.

“There’s legislation that we did not get passed, that we want to get passed. The Wage Theft Prevention Act will be a big help to small businesses and actually any business because it’s gonna reduce some of the mandates that are put on them, so it’s more business friendly,” he said.

Gabryszak stated that while he was visiting polling centers, many residents approached him with suggestions for pieces of legislation. He plans on taking these ideas to the legislation director to see what he can do, in terms of moving the suggestions forward.

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