John Escoto sworn in to Shenandoah City Council

Shenandoah Mayor Ritch Wheeler welcomes John Escoto to the Shenandoah City Council. (Courtesy Debbie Pilcher)
Shenandoah Mayor Ritch Wheeler welcomes John Escoto to the Shenandoah City Council. (Courtesy Debbie Pilcher)

Shenandoah Mayor Ritch Wheeler welcomes John Escoto to the Shenandoah City Council. (Courtesy Debbie Pilcher)

John Escoto was sworn in to his seat for Position 3 on Shenandoah City Council during a May 26 meeting.

Escoto fills the seat of Dean Gristy, who served on the council for two years.


Escoto was elected to City Council following the May 1 election.

"I’m elated," he said election night. "I'll do whatever it takes to benefit Shenandoah and its residents."
By Andrew Christman
Andrew joined Community Impact Newspaper in early 2019 after moving from Indiana. He is a 2015 graduate from Indiana State University, where he received degrees in English and journalism. He has written for a number of small town publications throughout his career as a reporter.


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