Rep. Juan Carlos Escamilla, D-San Luis
Published: January 31, 2013 at 10:49 am
Name: Juan Carlos Escamilla
Chamber: House of Representatives
Profession: Mayor of San Luis.
Hometown: San Luis.
Legislative District: No. 4, which stretches from southern Yuma County into southern Maricopa County and western Pima County.
Committee Assignments: Agriculture and Water; Transportation.
Previous or Current Elected Offices: Mayor of San Luis for six years; San Luis Town Council for four years.
Highlights of Community Involvement: International Alliance “No Contamine/Don’t Trash La Frontera” Board Member
Why He Ran: “I believe in local control, and when the opportunity came I felt I could bring good assets to the table.”
His Focus: “I want to be a voice for rural communities and advocate on their behalf, make sure their voices are addressed. I want to bring a different perspective, and we owe it to the people to work together.”
Bills: A primary sponsor of HB 2197, which would designate the fourth Sunday of March as Cesar Chavez Day, a legal holiday.