Fillmore, John

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House
Political Affiliation:
(602) 885-6691
Biographical Info:

John Fillmore is an entrepreneur from Apache Junction. He was the owner and founder of the Weathershacks in Mesa, Heber/Overgard, and Peoria (a chain of retail stores selling fireplaces and evaporative coolers). He owned a sheet metal shop. is also a licensed, active real estate broker in Arizona for over 20 years. A former board member of several Chambers of Commerce (Copper Basin in Kearny, and Gilbert AZ) John was the founding chairman of the Gilbert leadership academy in its chamber. a Rotarian, a founding member of the Apache Junction Kiwanis, he has also sat on the board of directors of the Arizona Hearth, Patio, & Barbecue Association.
He is a Republican, an elected Republican precinct and State committeeman, and past elected president of the Superstition Mountain Republican Club. John is rated 100% conservative by the Arizona Free Enterprise group. The John Birch Society, and has one the highest American Conservative rating (CPAC) of 96 in the state. He has always been NRA endorsed, as well as the Center for Arizona Policy and received awards from the Arizona Troopers Association for his support and the endorsements of most all of the State 1st responders’ groups. John is a staunch supporter of voting integrity and is currently re-writing election law to require government identification for voting and disallowing mass mail in ballots. He was the writer and only sponsor of HB2289, ONE DAY/ONE VOTE which President Trump spoke of when in AZ. He was the President of the Patriot Party leading the drive to start a new party of Constitutional Conservatives. John is an honorably discharged veteran, enlisting for a three-year commitment to the United States Army in 1969 at the height of the Vietnam war.

Upon his retirement several years ago john has opened an art gallery in Oregon, creates and sells custom made gas and woodburning firepits. And he has just recently purchased property to open a gallery in Arizona. He is a former State Representative of legislative district 16, and a proud grandfather of two.


John believes that we are at a crucial time in our Country and that our values, freedoms, and futures are under attack and this is reflected with some of the bills he had sponsored against the spread of sexual indoctrination in schools, allowing moments of moral reflection for our kids in schools, accountability in education and many of the election laws which were from him. “We have a long way to go to protect the future for this country and our kids, with few willing at the State Legislature to carry the hard bills necessary”. We need to to try to protect Arizona from Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) ratings, artificial intelligence (AI) the advent of big multi-internationals whom have no allegiance to our Constitution, and educate our kids for a future where they can enjoy and live free, prosperous, and have a future without the insanity of socialism.
his motto ” Believe in the greatness of America”.


Arizona Troopers Association


Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Interpreting the 2nd Amendment as protecting an individual’s right to keep and bear arms. S
2. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law. O
3. Amending the Arizona State Constitution to grant a fundamental right to every individual to an abortion. O
4. Securing the border by preventing all illegal crossings. S
5. Using taxpayer funds to support any organization that performs, promotes, or provides referrals for abortion. O
6. Allowing all parents to use tax credits and taxpayer funded empowerment scholarship accounts to enable their children to attend any private school, homeschool, or online academy of their choice. S
7. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide. O
8. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues. S
9. Permitting individuals and businesses to not provide services or promote ideas that violate their moral or religious beliefs. S
10. Keeping the flat income tax rate in Arizona’s state tax code. S
11. Requiring any government entity, including schools, to inform parents about their child’s physical, emotional, or mental health. S
12. Enhancing penalties for the sale and possession of fentanyl. S