John Pinto

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John Pinto
Member of the New Mexico Senate
from the 3rd district
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1924-12-15) December 15, 1924 (age 93)
Lupton, Arizona, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceTohatchi, New Mexico, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of New Mexico
Occupationeducator, tribal government

John Pinto (Navajo Nation, born December 15, 1924)[1][2] is an American politician.[3][4] He has served as a Democratic member of the New Mexico Senate since 1977, making him the longest-serving member in the Senate. Pinto represents the 3rd District, which includes the Four Corners area and spans much of western San Juan County, as well as a portion of western McKinley County. Much of the district is made up of the Navajo Nation; it includes the towns of Shiprock, Sheep Springs, and most if not all of Gallup.

Born in Lupton, Arizona in the Navajo Nation ,[4] Pinto today resides in Tohatchi, New Mexico.


  1. ^ "Sen. John Pinto (D-NM)". Retrieved September 28, 2015.
  2. ^ "Sen. John Pinto (D-NM 3rd District)". Retrieved September 28, 2015.
  3. ^ Linthicum, Leslie (February 25, 2007). "John Pinto Has Been a State Senator for 30 Years— and He Keeps Doing It Out of Love". Albuquerque Journal. Pinto is 82, born on the Navajo reservation in 1924
  4. ^ a b Who's who Among Hispanic Americans.

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