Gillette, John

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House
Political Affiliation:
Retired US. Army Command Sergeant Major, Retired LEO , Real Estate
BA Criminal Justice, USASMA
Biographical Info:

John Gillette is a dedicated public servant with a proven track record of delivering results for the people of Legislation District 30. As a current member of the House of Representatives, he has worked tirelessly to expand healthcare options in rural Arizona, address election integrity and water issues, and secure standby pay for DPS officers.

A proud Army veteran, John brings a wealth of leadership experience to his role as a legislator. With a distinguished 35-year career in the military, John rose through the ranks to achieve the prestigious position of Command Sergeant Major (CSM). As a CSM, John was responsible for overseeing thousands of soldiers’ training, morale, and discipline. He led by example, instilling in his troops a strong sense of duty and camaraderie. His strategic decision-making, effective communication skills, and ability to inspire others were instrumental in the success of his units.


John Gillette’s background in real estate and law uniquely qualifies him to address complex legislative issues and represent the constituents of Legislation District 30. His legal expertise enables him to analyze legislation, draft effective bills, and advocate for policies that uphold the Constitution and protect Arizonans’ rights. In real estate, he ensures property owners understand their rights and responsibilities, giving him insight into property rights, contract law, and regulatory compliance. His legal background equips him with critical thinking and negotiation skills to navigate the legislative process and advocate for laws that benefit the community. Gillette’s comprehensive understanding of legal principles, property rights, and legislation makes him an effective voice for Legislation District 30 in the House of Representatives.


AZ Chamber of Commerce, Arizona Police Association, Greater Phoenix Chamber, 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