|Member of the New Mexico Senate|
from the 3rd district
Assumed office |
December 15, 1924|
Lupton, Arizona, U.S.
|Residence||Tohatchi, New Mexico, U.S.|
|Alma mater||University of New Mexico|
|Occupation||educator, tribal government|
John Pinto (Navajo Nation, born December 15, 1924) is an American politician. 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.
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- "Sen. John Pinto (D-NM 3rd District)". Capwiz.com. Retrieved September 28, 2015.
- 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
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