|New Mexico Senate District 3|
|December 31, 2016|
|Years in position||37|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Bachelor's||University of New Mexico|
|Master's||University of New Mexico|
|Service/branch||U.S. Marine Corps|
|Place of birth||San Juan, NM|
Pinto has worked as a Legislative Liaison, School Teacher, and in Tribal Government.
Pinto earned his BS and MA from the University of New Mexico.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Pinto served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Pinto served on these committees:
- See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012
|New Mexico State Senate, District 3, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||John Pinto Incumbent||100%||12,578|
|New Mexico State Senate, District 3 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|John Pinto Incumbent||72%||2,709|
|Matthew D. Tso||28%||1,053|
|New Mexico State Senate District 3 General Election, 2008|
|Democratic||John Pinto Incumbent||100%||12,121|
Listed below are the largest contributors to John Pinto's 2008 campaign.
|New Mexico Educators||$3,000|
|Pueblo of Isleta||$1,000|
|Bill Richardson for Governor||$1,000|
Pinto is a Najavo, making him one of the first Native Americans to serve in the New Mexico legislature; in his legislative life, he became known for his annual performance of the Navajo 'potato song' at the conclusion of each session. He was trained by the Marines as a code talker during World War II. 
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- Biography from the New Mexico Legislature website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1996, 1992
- Voting record from New Mexico Votes.org
- New Mexico Secretary of State, Official Primary Results
- New Mexico Secretary of State "Primary Candidate List," Accessed March 23, 2012
- 2008 election results, New Mexico Senate
- 2008 Follow the Money's report on John's 2008 campaign contributions
- Albuquerque Journal, "John Pinto Has Been a State Senator for 30 Years— and He Keeps Doing It Out of Love" February 25, 2007. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
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