John Olívas


Hometown: Chacon, New Mexico

Profession: Traditional community organizer for the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance

Politics: Green

Answer to New Mexico's official state question about chile, "Red or green?": Green

Favorite food: Stuffed sopapillas (smothered in the aforementioned green)

Favorite dicho (saying): "De tal palo tal astilla" ("From the log comes the splinter," or "A chip off the old block" – referring to following in his mother's activist footsteps)