"I will dedicate my time, talents and everything I have into bringing what the people of the 105th Assembly district need, and what they need is the opportunity that so many other residents of the Capital District have, which is economic growth and jobs," Amedore said.
Amedore also has a plan to make life easier for seniors, and has developed a comprehensive approach to manage criminals and sex offenders.
Rotterdam Supervisor Steven Tommasone said he was happy to have someone like Amedore fighting for his community in state government.
"I think this is outstanding," he said. "It is an indication that people in this area are looking for a change."
Rotterdam Town Councilman John Mertz said, "This is going to be really good for the town to have someone we know who will work with us on projects and not criticize everything we do."
Although the extra Republican seat won't make much of a difference in the heavily controlled Democratic Assembly, Republicans who gathered at the Roman Villa in Rotterdam viewed the win as the beginning of change.
"This is a big win for the Republican Party for Jim and the rest of the Republicans," Amedore's campaign manager Brian Nevin said, referring to Tedisco. "This shows that the Republicans are making a comeback and we can win in even the most Democratic places."
Amedore spent the last 36 hours of the race marathon campaigning overnight hitting each of the towns in the district, which includes all of Montgomery County and the majority of Schenectady County.
He thanked all of his friends, family and various supporters who knocked on doors right up until polls closed at 9 p.m.
Tedisco, who put a lot of his own resources into Amedore's campaign, said he was happy for the people of the 105th Assembly District and for the Republican Party, which many said was dead in New York.
"We wanted to find the best Assembly candidate and we did that in George," he said. ""