About John

A successful businessman, Moore has extensive experience with retail, restaurant and hotel ownership, and even horseback trail rides. His familiarity with tourist-related businesses served him well in leading the City of Williams, situated south of Grand Canyon, to its current, booming economic status. He believes he is well-positioned to help boost Arizona’s number one industry, tourism, as well as other businesses.

Moore has worked with governmental entities throughout northern Arizona in various capacities. For example, for the past ten years he’s served as both a Board Member and Chair of the Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG), which includes Apache, Coconino, Navajo, and Yavapai Counties, to provide regional services.  Locally, Moore successfully developed sustainable sources of water for the City of Williams, a problem which had plagued the city for years.

While Moore may be known in the northern part of the state for his role as mayor, his fame as the role of “Marshal” of the Grand Canyon Railway (the scenic train that carries passengers from Williams to the Grand Canyon) stretches around the world.  He was instrumental in bringing the Railway to Williams more than 30 years ago and has entertained, and coordinated entertainment, for the Railway ever since.  But the future mayor of the town didn’t just act like a lawman, he really was one when he came to Williams as the Chief of Police in the 1980’s and actually halted the destruction of the railway tracks to the Grand Canyon when the salvage company couldn’t produce the proper business permit.