|New Mexico Senate District 3|
|December 31, 2016|
|Years in position||38|
|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|
|Date of birth||1924|
|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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Pinto served on the following committees:
|New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013|
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|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
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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