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.”
Amari continued, “I share my grandparents’ commitment to the service of one’s neighbors and community. I believe Montgomery needs more representatives who reflect the convictions and values of this community and will have the strength to stand up and demand government reflect those same values.” “As a resident of this area I want to see more local restaurants, revitalized downtowns and zero unemployment.”
John Amari is an investment banker and a small business owner. Amari is on the junior board for Sav-a-Life, a member of the Greater Birmingham Young Republicans, is a member of the Jefferson County Republican Executive Committee, and is a member of both the Trussville and Clay Pinson Chambers of Commerce.
Amari said, “We are fortunate to live in an area that is extremely attractive to businesses. We have three communities, Clay, Pinson and Trussville, which value hard work, faith and family.”
Amari, 32, was born and raised in this area, attended public schools and graduated from Hewitt-Trussville High School in 1999. He and his wife, Amber, have three children: John Paul (5), Maya (3) and two month old Vinny.
Amari said, “I have children who will attend school in this area. I have a vested interest in seeing that all of our children are safe when they are in school. I will ensure that all of our children have up to date technology and well-trained professional teachers who will work to provide a safe learning environment.”
House District 44 includes Clay, Pinson and Trussville and part of Northeast Jefferson County.
Amari will kick off his campaign with an old-fashioned campaign kickoff party in front of the Trussville Mall on Saturday, November 23. There will be a bounce house for children and food and attendees will have the opportunity to meet John and his family. The event begin at 12:00 pm. in front of the old high school and football stadium.
Amari said, “This will be a great event for members of the community to meet me and my family. We will be done in time for the football game and there may be a surprise visitor from the north pole.”
House District 44 is currently represented by Rep. Arthur Payne (R) from Trussville. Rep. Payne is retiring at the end of his current term.
Attorney Joe Freeman and Trussville School Board Vice President Danny Garrett have also both announced that they are Republican candidates for the House District 44 seat.