TRUSSVILLE, AL -Trussville resident John Amari announced today that he will be seeking the Republican nomination to replace the retiring Arthur Payne in the State House of Representatives, District 44.
Amari becomes the third candidate for the office, following announcements by Danny Garrett and Joe Freeman.
“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,” Amari said. “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.”
Amari is an attonery and small business owner. Amari is also active in the community. He is on the junior board for Sav-a-Life, which is a faith based pro-life organization. He is also a member of the Greater Birmingham Young Republicans and is on the executive committee for the Jefferson County Republican Party. He belongs to the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Clay Pinson Chamber of Commerce.
“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 added. ”We need an energetic representative that is willing and able to go after these businesses and show them what a great opportunity they have to locate in our communities. As a resident of this area I want to see more local restaurants, revitalized downtowns and zero unemployment.”
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 Vinny who is only two months old.
”Like many parents in this area 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.”
The district includes Clay, Pinson and Trussville and part of Northeast Jefferson County.