Men of Vision- John Hughes

Mayor, Town of Dewey-Humboldt

Mayor John Hughes, an Arizona native and fourth generation cattle rancher, knows firsthand how being upfront and honest, caring and respectful toward others, will gain trust and loyalty for life.

Growing up in Page Springs, the Hughes family ran Hereford cattle at the DA Ranch — the ranch also catered to foreigners who enjoyed horseback riding and Dutch oven cooking by the fire side. Today, the ranch is a winery.

From there the family moved to Wagner and operated the Diamond 2 Ranch. During his years at Prescott High, John was the FFA president, PHS rodeo team roper and cutter, worked the livestock yards and was known as the King of the Cowboy parking lot.

After attending hydraulic school in Phoenix, he moved back to the Prescott area, eventually taking over his dad’s diesel business. For over 20 years his passion for building custom diesel trucks, hotrods and anything diesel was fulfilled.

John enjoys talking with his friends, reading, boating but most of all spending time with his adorable daughter and beautiful, high-spirited wife Carie.

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