For the newly drawn State Assembly 148th District, incumbent Joe Giglio won re-election over Great Valley Town Supervisor Dan Brown. Giglio received 65 percent of the vote.
Giglio ran on the Republican and Independence lines while Brown ran on the Democratic and Working Families Line. Giglio was thankful for those who voted for him
"My extreme thanks to all of (my voters), my gratitude," he said during a phone call Tuesday evening. "It's humbling to run for office."
As for future plans, Giglio hopes to keep on doing what he's been doing and to have a "vibrant economy."
"I think we've been on the right path," Giglio said. "We need to reduce government more, look for mandate relief for local governments and school districts."
Giglio also spoke of changes he'd like to see in the state Assembly. Changes including rotating of committee chairman, easier paths for bills to get to the floor and the need to "make it more democratic" are what Giglio said he would like to implement.
"We need to keep working hard to turn the state around. I want to be part of reform," he said.
Giglio was elected to the state assembly in 2005 in a special election. He was re-elected in 2006, 2008 and 2010. The 148th District includes Cattaraugus County, Allegany County and four towns in Steuben County. Giglio lives in Gowanda with his wife, Ann, and three children. He also has a grown son and daughter-in-law.
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