John Aneralla

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John Aneralla
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Candidate for
North Carolina State Senate District 41
Campaign website
John Aneralla was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 41 of the North Carolina State Senate.

He previously ran for District 41 of the North Carolina State Senate in 2010, but was not elected.


Campaign themes

Aneralla's website highlighted the following issues:

  • Jobs
  • "Creating the conditions in government that enable businesses of all sizes to grow and prosper."
  • "A tax moratorium on all North Carolina manufactured goods."
  • "Protecting North Carolina’s “right to work” status."
  • "Eliminating burdensome government regulations."
  • Taxes
  • "Reducing and flattening the tax rate to be the lowest and simplest in the Southeast."
  • "Across the board reductions in corporate, personal income and sales tax rates."
  • "Rolling back “temporary” taxes enacted over the past several budgets."
  • "Eliminating all state capital gains & interest income taxes."
  • Government Spending
  • "Auditing state agencies & programs as to their effectiveness, and then improving or eliminating."
  • "Full transparency in the budgeting process, based on clearly established state spending priorities"
  • "Limiting the growth of state government spending to not more than inflation plus population growth."
  • "Privatizing non-core state functions."
  • "Ensuring a public vote on state debt."
  • Education
  • "Empowering teachers & school leaders to make decisions at the local level."
  • "Continuing to invest in the community college and state university system."
  • "Creating a vocational educational track to lower the high school drop-out rate."
  • "Lifting the cap on Charter schools."
  • "Funding students, not bureaucrats."



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Aneralla ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina State Senate District 41. He advanced to a July 17 runoff where he was defeated by Jeff Tarte.[1][2][3]

North Carolina State Senate District 41 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Tarte (advanced to runoff) 37.6% 6,423
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Aneralla (advanced to runoff) 36.3% 6,193
Troy Stafford 10.8% 1,837
Robby Benton 8.3% 1,423
Donald L. Copeland, Sr. 7% 1,194
Total Votes 17,070


See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Aneralla lost in the November 2 general election to incumbent Malcolm Graham (D).[4]

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