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Rep. Juan Carlos Escamilla, D-San Luis

Rep. Juan Carlos Escamilla, D-San Luis

Name: Juan Carlos Escamilla

Chamber: House of Representatives

Party: Democrat

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.

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