BioBorn in Yakima, Washington on June 10, 1978, Juan Carlos (J.C.) Escamilla has lived in San Luis, Arizona since 1989. Graduated from Kofa High School in 1996, attended Arizona Western College (AWC).
J.C. Escamilla was re-elected Mayor in May 2010 for a second four year term. Prior to running for Mayor, Juan Carlos served as a City Council member from November 2001 to May 2004.
Former Mayor Escamilla is one of the founders of the US-Mexico Border Mayor Association and currently serves on the board for the, Amberly's Place (domestic violence advocacy group), South Yuma County Anti-Drug Coalition, and Chair of the San Luis Walk In-Clinic. Awarded with the 2011 Distinguish OHTLI by the Mexican Consulate. As well with the prestigious "Good Neighbor Award" from the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce. On June 09, 2012 Juan Carlos was awarded the prestigious "Tony Certosimo Award" from Governor Brewer and Sonora Governor Padres.
He is married to Yadira Escamilla and has three children Alexis, Daniella and Juan Karlos. In his free time, former Mayor Escamilla enjoys spending time with his family; he has a great passion for politics and rural Arizona, and is very active with his community.
Juan Carlos Escamilla will be the first border mayor in Arizona to run for State Representative. Former Mayor Escamilla was the youngest elected official for City of San Luis at the age of 20.
12 years experience in municipal government
July 2006 - May 2012 Mayor for the City of San Luis
Chairmen of the San Luis Walk-In Clinic
Board member for Amberly's Place - domestic violence crisis center
2006-2012 Member of the Arizona Mexico Commission
2001-Present Member of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)
2006-2012 Member of the Executive Committee for the League of City and Towns for Arizona
Former board member of the Greater Yuma Port Authority (GYPA)
2006-2012 Board member of the San Luis Economic Development Corporation
Class XXI Alumni of Project CENTRL Center for Rural Leadership
Former member of the South Yuma County Anti-Drug Coalition
2006-2012 Board member of the Fire & Police Department Public Safety Retirement
Fonder member of the U.S-Mexico Border Mayor Association
Elected official to the Arizona State Pricing Member for the Democrat Party
Awarded with prestigious "Bi-National Border Cities Leadership Award" by the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce in 2011
Honored with distinguish OHTLI Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Mexican government to a foreigner.
Awarded the "QUETZALCOATL Award" (The God of Intelligence and Self Reflection) in October of 2009 by the Farm workers
June 2012 awarded with distinguish "Tony Certosimo Award" From Governor Jan Brewer and Sonora Governor Guillermo Padres.
Born in Yakima, Washington, Juan Carlos (J.C.) Escamilla has lived in San Luis, Arizona since 1989. Married to Yadira Escamilla and three wonderful children Alexis, Daniella, Juan Karlos.
Juan Carlos (J.C.) Escamilla held title for becoming the youngest Mayor elected in the State of Arizona June of 2006
First Border Mayor in Arizona to Run for State Representative
Youngest Council member to get elected in San Luis (Age 20)
First person to run for State Representative from San Luis, Arizona.