State Rep. Danny Garrett will seek re-election

January 11, 2018

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

State Rep. Danny Garrett, R-Tussville, will seek re-election this year.

Garrett filed qualifying papers this week with the Alabama Republican Party to run for another term representing House District 44. Garrett, who was first elected in 2014, currently represents part of Jefferson County including Trussville, Clay and parts of Pinson.

Garrett has served as a member of the influential House Ways and Means education budget committee, which oversees drafting of the Education Trust Fund budget; the Education Policy Committee; the Small Business and Commerce Committee; and the newly created Fiscal Responsibility Committee.

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House Passes Small Business Tax Credit

April 7, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, April 6, the House passed House Bill 224 sponsored by State Representative Danny Garrett (R-Trussville).

Garrett said that the purpose of creating the new tax credit is to expand and grow jobs. To become a qualified fund manager to use the tax credit, applicants must apply to the Alabama Department of Commerce and undergo a rigorous program to qualify. The Alabama Small Business Investment funds would be operated by Alabama banks and insurance companies. The fund managers must have some equity in the fund that they manage and they must have experience in Alabama.
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Carrington Addresses GBYRs

October 9, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, October 8, Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington (R) addressed the Greater Birmingham Young Republicans (GBYRs) about how he sees Jefferson County.

Commissioner Carrington said that Jefferson County is the largest county in Alabama in population.  At 660,000 people it is bigger than two states. Jefferson County has a diverse economy.  The news that US Steel’s Fairfield Works was going to shut down its blast furnace was not good news, but we are in better shape to deal with it than we were 20 years ago.
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District 44 Candidates Forum

April 4, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, April 3 the Republican House District 44 candidates participated in a candidate’s forum at the Trussville Civic Center.  Channel 13’s Ken Lass moderated the event that was sponsored by the Trussville Chamber of Commerce and the conservative Republican Women of Trussville.  Candidates John Amari, Joe Freeman, and Danny Garrett all participated in the forum.

John Amari said,

“I am running for three reasons: John Paul, Maya, and Vinnie: my three children.”
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Freeman Gets Endorsement of Associated General Contractors of Alabama PAC

March 21, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama chapter of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Political Action Committee has announced they are supporting Joe Freeman (R) for Alabama House of Representatives District 44.

The Director of Government Affairs for the AGC, Chris Williams said “Joe Freeman’s background in finance and knowledge of State government will represent the people of District 44 well. The eastern area of Jefferson County is experiencing rapid growth. Our members have projects throughout the area. It’s important for the AGC to support candidates that understand our motto of Skill, Responsibility and Integrity means everything to us.”
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Candidates Addresses Tea Party Group

March 3, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, February 20th, Joe Freeman and nine other Republican candidates addressed the Rainy Day Patriots at their candidate’s forum. Freeman is running for Alabama House District 44, representing the Trussville and Clay area of Jefferson County. Rep. Arthur Payne (R) from Trussville has served for 44 years but is now stepping down and Freeman would like to be elected to that House District 44 seat.
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Amari Qualifies for District 44

February 7, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Friday, February 6, Trussville resident John Amari (R) formally qualified for the June 3rd Republican Primary to represent Alabama House of Representatives District 44.

Amari, 32, together with his wife, Amber, and their three children: John Paul (5), Maya (3) and two month old Vinny filed the qualification papers as a family at Republican Party Headquarters on Lorna Road in Hoover.

Amari said in a prepared statement, “I am running for three reasons…my three children.  With our country going in the wrong direction, I will work to provide the families of Alabama and District 44 with same opportunities I had.  I am a lifelong conservative Republican who supports lower taxes and will work to ensure our tax dollars actually reach our classrooms.”
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Amari Holds Kickoff Event in Trussville

November 27, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Saturday, Trussville attorney John Amari (R) formerly kicked off his candidacy in the June 3rd Republican Primary to represent Alabama House of Representatives District 44 with a picnic and reception at a pavilion in the Trussville mall.

Over 100 friends and family joined Amari at the event. Amari said that he held the event for himself. He wanted to be with his friends and his family as he began a journey that he hoped would lead to victory. Amari stressed that nobody wins an election by themselves and that he will be relying on their support in the months ahead.
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Amari Joins Crowded District 44 Field

November 20, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday, Trussville resident John Amari (R) announced that he will be running for the June 3rd Republican Primary to represent Alabama House of Representatives District 44.

Amari said in a prepared statement, “My family has always lived in the eastern area of Jefferson County. I love it here so it was an easy decision for me to start my family in this area.  My campaign slogan is Homegrown Conservative Leadership. I chose this slogan because I come from a family that has deep roots in this area. My grand parents first farmed here and later opened the Huffman Curb Market.  They demonstrated family values and developed deep ties with this community.”
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