John Pinto

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John Pinto
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New Mexico Senate District 3
Incumbent
In office
1977- present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 37
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1976
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Mexico
Master'sUniversity of New Mexico
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Marine Corps
Personal
Birthday1924
Place of birthSan Juan, NM
ProfessionTribal Government
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John Pinto (born 1924) is a Democratic member of the New Mexico Senate. Pinto joined the New Mexico State Senate in 1976. He has served in that position since, representing the 3rd district.

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.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Pinto served on the following committees:

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Indian and Cultural Affairs, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Pinto served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Pinto served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Pinto ran for re-election in 2012. He defeated Matthew D. Tso in the June 5, 2012 Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

New Mexico State Senate, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Pinto Incumbent 100% 12,578
Total Votes 12,578
New Mexico State Senate, District 3 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Pinto Incumbent 72% 2,709
Matthew D. Tso 28% 1,053
Total Votes 3,762

2008

On November 4, 2008, Pinto won re-election to the 3rd district in the New Mexico Senate. Pinto had no challenger. [3] Pinto raised $10,500 for his campaign.[4]

New Mexico State Senate District 3 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Pinto Incumbent 100% 12,121
Total Votes 12,121

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pinto is available dating back to 1992. Based on available campaign finance records, Pinto raised a total of $95,525 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 20, 2013.[5]

John Pinto's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State Senate, District 3 Won $7,090
2008 New Mexico State Senate, District 3 Won $10,500
2004 New Mexico State Senate, District 3 Won $10,750
2000 New Mexico State Senate, District 3 Won $32,553
1996 New Mexico State Senate, District 3 Won $28,936
1992 New Mexico State Senate, District 3 Won $5,696
Grand Total Raised $95,525
Sharer won re-election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Sharer raised a total of $55,875.
New Mexico State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to William Sharer's campaign in 2012
Sharer, William$7,200
Sunray Gaming of New Mexico$4,600
Enterprise Products Partners$1,900
Independent Community Bankers Association of New Mexico$1,500
Chevron Corp$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$55,875
Source:Follow the Money
Sharer won re-election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Sharer raised a total of $8,775. Sharer won re-election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Sharer raised a total of $30,306. Sharer won election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Sharer raised a total of $32,260.


Personal life

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. [6]

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New Mexico State Senate District 3
1977–present
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