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.”
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.”
“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 grandparents 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.”
Young Republican Federation Chairman Clayton Mark Turner said on Facebook, “Glad to see another good friend, John Amari, has qualified for Alabama State Representative. Johnny will be a great asset to the Alabama House and I’m proud to count him as a friend.”
John Amari is an attorney and a small business owner who describes himself as conservative. Amari is active in the community where he is on the junior board for Sav-a-Life, a faith based pro-life organization. Amari is also a member of the Greater Birmingham Young Republicans and serves on the executive committee for the Jefferson County Republican Party. He is a member of the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Clay Pinson Chamber 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 was born and raised in the area where he attended public schools and graduated from Hewitt-Trussville High School in 1999. Amari attended Auburn University and received a law degree from the Birmingham School of Law.
House District 44 includes Clay, Pinson and Trussville and part of Northeast Jefferson County.
House District 44 is currently represented by Rep. Arthur Payne (R) from Trussville. Rep. Payne has announced that he is retiring at the end of his current term.
Investment banker Joe Freeman and Trussville School Board Vice President Danny Garrett have also both qualified as Republican candidates for the House District 44 seat.