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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 was a Republican for District 41 of the North Carolina State Senate in 2010.



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]

Campaign themes

Aneralla's website talks about 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."

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