"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Born in rural Idaho and raised with six siblings in Southern Utah until his 10th year when the family moved to Boston with his widowed mother, John learned the value of hard work, teamwork, and perseverance very early in life. His first job was when he was 11 years old, after school he sold Newspapers on the streets of Boston. Throughout his high school years, he worked full time evenings in the factories. After high school, John enlisted in the Army and served honorably during the Vietnam war.
John was elected to the House of Representatives in 2011, and served on the 50th Legislature of the State of Arizona. His committee assignments were; Appropriations, Education and Employment and Regulatory Affairs. John earned high ranks as a strict fiscal conservative, he was rated A+ as an NRA Conservative., He was awarded high ratings from the Goldwater Institute, and the Liberty Alliance. John easily won the respect and friendship of the other conservative members
John's energetic prowess and leadership abilities led him to opening several small successful businesses before pursuing his passion and founding his present business, The WeatherShack. This retail store chain offers; evaporative coolers, fireplaces, firetables and firepits. It is located on Main Street in East Mesa with a second location in Heber, Az. "I have the best job In the world for a guy" he often says,
"I get to play with nuts, bolts, screws and fire while spinning tall tales with customers all day at my stores."
John is also a Real Estate Broker in Utah and Arizona. He is past President and current memberof The Superstition Mountain Republican Club . He loves doing all this in addition to volunteering for a variety of charitable causes, sharing time with his wife, Sherry and family or friends.
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer."
John F. Kennedy
"I believe in the Greatness of America"
r Support John Fillmore for State Representative, Legislative District 16, Arizona