David DiPietro is the winner of the Republican primary in New York’s 147th Assembly District, the Associated Press projects.

The incumbent is a retired owner of a dry cleaning business, the former mayor of East Aurora and is seeking his seventh term in the Assembly.

DiPietro defeats challenger Mitch Martin, a current chief with the Erie County Sheriff's Office.

He says he is looking to address crime, Second Amendment rights and term limits.

"I've been called the conscience of the Assembly by our leaders and I'm very proud of that," he told Spectrum News 1 earlier this month. "I'm very humbled by it, but there are a few of us that will take the fight all the way down on the floor because we don't ever compromise."

DiPietro will face Democrat Darci Cramer in the general election on Nov. 5.