Former U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor died on Tuesday, his daughter and Phoenix Councilwoman Laura Pastor announced in a statement. He was 75.
“Congressman Pastor will be remembered for his commitment to his family, and his legacy of service to the community that he loved, the state of Arizona and the nation,” part of the statement read.
Pastor served in U.S. Congress for more than 20 years, representing Arizona’s 2nd and 7th congressional districts between 1991 and 2015.
He was the first Mexican-American from Arizona elected to Congress.
Pastor also served as a member of the Board of Supervisors for Maricopa County.