WHO WE ARE
The Piñon Post was created by conservative reporter John Block to bring New Mexico the highest-quality independent news and conservative opinion on politics and current events.
The name, created by John’s boyfriend, Karl Melton, is meant to embody the piñon trees that make up a big part of our heritage as New Mexicans and the communities, such as Piñon in the Sacramento Mountains that mean so much to us.
John has dedicated his life to fighting for conservative causes in the great state of New Mexico, including work at the New Mexico House of Representatives, on multiple Republican campaigns, and volunteering for President Donald Trump’s 2015-16 campaign.
As a Trump supporter from day one, John was dubbed the “most active supporter” of President Trump by the Santa Fe Reporter when he bought massive Trump signs and erected them across the state in 2016.
Throughout his work in New Mexico politics, John has fought against out-of-state special interests and radical legislation such as Mike Bloomberg’s 2017 sugar tax proposal in Santa Fe and 2019’s abortion up-to-birth bill, HB-51, at the New Mexico Legislature.
With the Piñon Post, John hopes to bring true representation to conservatives in the Land of Enchantment and cut through the mainstream media red tape by providing independent, fair, and conservative journalism to the Land of Enchantment.
John has an A.A.S. in Film Production from the Santa Fe Community College, a B.A. in Business Administration from Rutgers University, and an M.B.A. from Eastern New Mexico University.
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