Trussville, Alabama , United States
|| August 07, 1948
Aug 22, 2021 01:00am
|Info|| John Amari was born in Jefferson County on a produce farm to Joe and Mae Amari. Along with his sister Joann and four brothers, Pat, Joe, Paul, and Billy, the family raised row crops such as tomatoes, bell peppers, and eggplants. |
As time went by, the area around the farm became so populated that John's mother and father, along with Uncle Paul and Uncle John opened the "Huffman Curb Market". While working at the Huffman Curb Market John learned the value of a strong work ethic and community involvement.
After graduation from Banks High School, John worked his way through the University of Montevallo and then Samford University where John completed law school at Cumberland School of Law. John likes to think of himself as a people lawyer. John has a general practice where he helps people with
everyday problems like an injury on the job, a dispute under an agreement to provide repairs on a house or car, to help a family through the probation of an estate, or help a couple adopt a baby. While John has been helping clients with legal problems for over 25 years, he believes they have helped him see the changes in the law that people need so they can work, raise a family, and experience a productive life.
John is married to the former Terri Parker, daughter of Charles and Gail Parker. Terri's sister Ginger Houchins lives in Gardendale. John and Terri have five kids. Katie is married to Chris Nero and is receiving her Masters degree at the University of Montevallo. Johnny is a junior at Auburn University, while Joseph attends Jefferson State Community College. Mary is a junior at Hewitt Trussville High School and a High stepper in the band. Emily is in the 9th grade at Hewitt Trussville Junior High and a mat maid for the wrestling team.
In 1978 John was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives where he served until he was elected to the first of four terms in the State Senate. In the Senate John developed into a proven Republican leader. John possesses the rare combination of being a consensus builder helping shape real solutions to common problems and being
courageous enough to stand for what he believes in, which in turn, helps people.
John's reputation in the senate is recognized by his fellow senators and organizations throughout the state. John has been selected as "Legislator of the year" - 7 times. He was selected by the fourteen republican senators as the "Chairman of the Republican Caucus - or Republican Senate Leader" and John was also appointed by Republican Governor James as the Republican Administrators "Legislative Floor Leader".
John's Legislative accomplishments are extensive:
Three term Republican Senator
Legislator of the Year -7 times
Republican Senate Leader 1995-1999
Floor leader for Republican Governor
Bush Delegate 2000 National