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Aneralla will seek 3rd term in Huntersville


March. 19. John Aneralla will seek a third term as mayor of Huntersville.  He defeated former Mayor Jill Swain in November of 2015 and ran unopposed for a second term in 2017

“During my two terms as Mayor we have brought a new sense of leadership, cooperation and transparency to town government. Working together with you, the citizens of Huntersville, we have changed the way business is in done in our town. Through the leadership of our town board, our new town manager, and myself we have enacted many positive changes improving the quality of life for our citizens, making our town more business-friendly and enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of Town Government,” Aneralla said in a prepared statement.

Rob Kidwell, a former Huntersville commissioner, says he will run against Aneralla.

The incumbent listed the following achievements:

  • Reaching an agreement with Meck County to allow HPD to police unincorporated area
  • Completing Veteran’s Park, Huntersville Rec Center, and Fire Station Number 4
  • Committing $1,300,000 to the completion of Huntersville’s seven-mile cross-town greenway system
  • Forming the Huntersville Education Options Study Commission to proactively address the educational needs of Huntersville and the potential of a municipal sponsored charter school
  • Hiring a New Town Manager, full-time town attorney and public information officer
  • Continuing the Study of Ocular Melanoma in Huntersville and surrounding areas including securing grants to fund these efforts
  • Securing a new management firm for Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics, which is now generating net income
  • Selling over $2 million of town-owned vacant property
  • Adding road and sidewalk projects to the over $550 million worth of road and infrastructure projects
  • Established the Huntersville Ordinances Advisory Board resulting in the elimination and modification of burdensome ordinances negatively impacting local businesses and economic development
  • Passing three consecutive budgets with no increase in taxes as well as reducing interest expense by over $600,000 per year
  • Formed a public art committee to help with downtown revitalization

Aneralla has served as president of the Lake Norman Kiwanis Club, lieutenant governor in the Carolinas Region of Kiwanis International and president North Meck Soccer Club (now Carolina Rapids).

He is also a sunday school teacher and past volunteer coach for numerous swimming, soccer and basketball teams in the area.

Aneralla and Nancy, his wife of 30 years, have been residents of Huntersville for the last 22 years and are members of Davidson United Methodist Church.



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