David DiPietro was elected to serve the constituents of the 147th Assembly District on November 6, 2012. His district includes the southern portion of Erie County and all of Wyoming County. DiPietro will work hard in Albany to cut taxes and reduce the size and cost of government, so that small business leaders can invest in their companies and hire more workers to improve our economy. He will also fight to protect funding for agriculture and our local family farms. A dedicated public servant, DiPietro brings valuable local government experience to the State Assembly. He has served as Trustee and Mayor of the Village of East Aurora and was recognized at the State of the County of Erie conference as the leader in New York State in mergers and consolidations of government departments and services. As Mayor of East Aurora, DiPietro cut taxes three consecutive years - he reduced the size of government and saved taxpayers and job creators thousands of dollars. As a small business owner, DiPietro has firsthand experience dealing with the taxes and fees that kill economic development and force businesses to leave New York. In 1991, he took over the family business, Sparkle Cleaners in Amherst, and within three years tripled sales and doubled the number of employees, adding two locations and a number of corporate accounts and routes. He has also worked at M & T Bank in Buffalo in the Trust Division and as a computer and accounting consultant to small businesses in Western New York. DiPietro attended East Aurora High School and graduated with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from Wittenberg University. Active in his community, he is a member of the East Aurora Moose Lodge 370, American Legion Post 362, East Aurora Rotary Club, Six Towns Youth Court and Boys and Girls Club of East Aurora. DiPietro and his wife, the former Theresa M. Pimpo, are members of East Aurora Wesleyan Church and reside in the Village of East Aurora with their three children Daniel, Ryan and Ava Elizabeth.