John Aneralla, Mayor

Mayor John AnerallaJohn Aneralla is serving his third term as mayor of Huntersville. He was first elected as mayor in 2015.

Aneralla holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Georgia and a Master of Business Administration degree from Hofstra University. The New York native is an investment advisor for Bulldog Asset Management, Inc,, an investment advisory firm that he established in 2004.

Aneralla is a member of the North Carolina State Teachers & Local Government Pension Board as well as the Investment Advisory Committee TSERS & LGERS.

A dedicated community leader and volunteer, he has served in several leadership roles for Lake Norman Kiwanis Club, which included the role of president. Also, he has served as a volunteer coach for numerous swimming, basketball and soccer teams in the Huntersville area.

Aneralla enjoys swimming, playing golf and traveling in his spare time. He has lived in Huntersville with his family since 1997.


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