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Rep. Ruben Gallego Statement on the Passing of Congressman Ed Pastor

November 28, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) released the following statement:

“Today we mourn the passing and honor the legacy of an Arizona legend, Congressman Ed Pastor. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Verma, his daughters, Yvonne and Laura, his sister Eleanor, and the rest of his family during this difficult time.

“Congressman Pastor was a trailblazer who dedicated his life to fighting for working families. He represented Arizona’s 7th district with distinction for 12 terms, during which he earned a reputation as a tireless advocate for the people of our great State.

“Congressman Pastor dedicated his career to protecting the civil rights of every American and making the American Dream accessible to everyone, including the most vulnerable in our society. His legacy will live on in the transportation projects he championed, the legislation he authored, the working families he helped, and a generation he inspired.”