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Rep. Gallego on the Passing of Governor Raul Castro

April 10, 2015
Press Release

Phoenix, Arizona – Congressman Ruben Gallego released the following statement about the passing of former Arizona Governor Raul Castro:

“Governor Raul Castro devoted his entire life to public service.  Throughout his career as Ambassador and Governor, he inspired Hispanics to get involved and participate in our democracy. 

"Governor Castro was the first Mexican American Governor and he paved the way for a new generation of politically active Latinos and immigrants who followed in his footsteps. Governor Castro played an important role in the history of Arizona and of the Latino rights movement.

"My condolences go out to his family and friends. As we mourn Governor Castro’s passing, we celebrate his life, leadership and legacy.”