Anello, Peter

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House
Political Affiliation:
(541) 870-2574
Masters in Biblical Counseling
Married 42 years, daughter, 3 grandchildren
Biographical Info:

Peter Anello is a dedicated grass root conservative serving in his legislative district. He is an Iraq combat veteran, marked by service, faith, and unwavering dedication to his community and country. As a proud member of the Queen Creek Post 129 American Legion, he currently serves as Chaplain, offering spiritual guidance and support to those in need. After graduating from High School, he enlisted in the military, eager to defend his nation’s ideals and freedoms. His deployment to Iraq tested his courage and resilience, shaping him into a seasoned veteran with a deep appreciation for the sacrifices made in the name of liberty. His faith in God, commitment to his wife of 42 years, daughter and three grandchildren, and the love of Country fueled his involvement in local politics, where he serves as a Precinct Committeeman and State Committeemen. His journey from the battlefield to the political arena is a testament to his unwavering commitment to making a positive impact on the world around him.


I am running for office to ensure we keep a conservative majority. We have a slim margin now and we can not afford to lose ground. I am concerned about the open border, election integrity, 15 minute cities and road diets. Food and gas prices have skyrocketed and the average family has a hard time making ends meet.. I want to see a prosperous and free Arizona!


Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Interpreting the 2nd Amendment as protecting an individual’s right to keep and bear arms. S* I am a certified NRA rifle coach
2. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law. O* There are 2 genders Male and Female
3. Amending the Arizona State Constitution to grant a fundamental right to every individual to an abortion. O* Life begins at conception
4. Securing the border by preventing all illegal crossings. S* We need to close the border and deport all those who have entered our country illegally
5. Using taxpayer funds to support any organization that performs, promotes, or provides referrals for abortion. O
6. Allowing all parents to use tax credits and taxpayer funded empowerment scholarship accounts to enable their children to attend any private school, homeschool, or online academy of their choice. S* Parents need to have the option to send their children to the school of their choice
7. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide. O
8. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues. S
9. Permitting individuals and businesses to not provide services or promote ideas that violate their moral or religious beliefs. S
10. Keeping the flat income tax rate in Arizona’s state tax code. S* We are taxed to death.
11. Requiring any government entity, including schools, to inform parents about their child’s physical, emotional, or mental health. S* Parents need to know what is going on with their kids
12. Enhancing penalties for the sale and possession of fentanyl. S