John's Story of Service
A native son of New Mexico, John has a close affinity with our land, our water, and the sacred values our hard-working people have lived by for generations. Through his commitment to conserving our western identity, John has worked to return representation to Southern New Mexico and make our district a prosperous community for generations to come.
Coming from humble beginnings, John watched his parents work long hours to put food on the table — his mother an elementary school teacher, and his father helping folks with developmental disabilities find guardians.
Although his family lived by simple means, John learned that through hard work, a closeness to God, and earning an education, he could help his community and fulfill the American Dream. On his 15th birthday, John applied for his work permit and shortly thereafter began his first job at a local restaurant. Throughout high school and college, John worked various service jobs, from bussing tables and volunteering at a community farm, to checking in guests at a hotel front desk.
The service industry gave John an avenue to pay his way through public school, earning his associate’s degree from a local community college. During that time, John started his activism in local politics, making thousands of calls and knocking on countless doors for conservative New Mexico candidates.
That summer, John was honored with the opportunity to bring a conservative voice to one of New Mexico’s two far-left U.S. Senate offices as an intern in the Nation’s Capitol. There, he learned how to navigate the Washington, D.C. Swamp while helping the people of the Land of Enchantment with constituent services. He graduated shortly afterward with a bachelor’s in Business Administration from Rutgers University, and in December 2020 will complete his M.B.A. from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales.
In April 2015, John jumped on the Trump Train to help elect the future 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. Seeing few resources in his local party to promote Trump’s message, at 19, John bought Trump signs with his own money and installed them for all to see. In 2017, John activated grassroots communities to successfully stop billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Santa Fe sugar tax proposal, which would have punished low-income families.
After his internship at the U.S. Senate, John worked alongside the Trump Administration, coordinating with global stakeholders in Chevron’s Government Affairs office, where he championed natural gas and oil as a valuable and reliable energy source.
Later on, John helped defeat radical anti-life legislation as a Manager at the leading pro-life legal group, Americans United for Life, then becoming the PAC Manager for one of President Trump’s greatest independent ally organizations, The Committee to Defend the President.
In 2019, John was integral in the defeat of the anti-life abortion up-to-birth and infanticide bill in the New Mexico Legislature, HB-51. On weekends, John volunteers as a pro-life sidewalk counselor in front of Planned Parenthood, helping women access life-affirming health care options that don’t require ending the lives of their unborn children.
While working to help re-elect President Trump, John kept a sharp eye on New Mexico’s political landscape and informed voters on conservative news through his former initiative, NM Politics with John Block. John went face-to-face with former Planned Parenthood worker, Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, challenging her on her refusal to sign onto a bipartisan bill that would protect infant survivors of botched abortions.
In 2020, John launched one of New Mexico’s leading conservative news sources, the Piñon Post, which now reaches thousands of New Mexicans each and every day.
Throughout his work, John learned how to thrive under pressure, activate communities for change, and win battles for our Constitutional freedoms. As a small business owner, John has helped elect conservative candidates and inform voters with high-quality news to help turn New Mexico around.
John is proof that the American Dream can happen in New Mexico, and he will continue his work to represent all New Mexicans.