John Pinto

For other people named John Pinto, see John Pinto (disambiguation).
John Pinto
Member of the New Mexico Senate
from the 3rd district
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1924-12-15) December 15, 1924
Lupton, Arizona, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Residence Tohatchi, New Mexico, U.S.
Alma mater University of New Mexico
Occupation educator, 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. 1 2 Who's who Among Hispanic Americans.

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