A judicial race in Jefferson County Monday received a boost, after Democratic District Judge John Amari announced that he is rejoining the Republican Party. Amari says the move will allow him to publicly support the reelection of GOP Circuit Court Judge Teresa Pulliam. Amari says he feels very strongly about Pulliam's qualifications, experience and character. “On numerous occasions, I have cast my personal vote for Republican judicial candidates. Without any reservation, I intend to publicly work for the election of Judge Teresa Pulliam,” Amari wrote in a letter to Jefferson County Republican Party Chairman Sallie Bryant. The Democrat challenging Pulliam -- Linda Hall-- was disqualified after failing to meet residency requirements. In court testimony, Hall said: "I would not have ran if I knew that I lived in Shelby County." Bryant called Amari "a man of high character who has ably served the people of our county with honor and dignity. We are pleased he will use his influence to help elect our local judicial candidates,“ Bryant said.
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