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Ed Pastor

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Ed Pastor currently serves the 4th Congressional district of Arizona

Edward Lopez Pastor, a Democrat, has represented the 4th District of Arizona in the United States House of Representatives since 1991. (map)

Record and controversies

Iraq War

Pastor voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that approved the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Support for gun control

Pastor cosponsored H.R. 1022 (Assault Weapons Ban Reauthorization Act of 2007) on March 22, 2007.[2]


Pastor was born June 28, 1943 in Claypool, Arizona, was educated at Arizona State University and was an assistant to Arizona Governor Raul Castro and a Maricopa County Supervisor before entering the House.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated Don Karg to face Pastor in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Pastor retained his seat.

2008 elections

This information was gathered by volunteer researchers as part of the Superdelegate Transparency Project on the superdelegates for the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. For more info see the Arizona superdelegate tracker or visit the STP homepage.

Before Hillary Clinton conceded the race, Ed Pastor, as a superdelegate, had endorsed her for President.

For more information and sources, see the state page for this superdelegate linked to in the blue box above.

Committees and Affiliations


  • House Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Water
    • Subcommittee on Interior and Environment
    • Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

  • House Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Transportation Treasury and Housing and Urban Development The Judiciary District of Columbia

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • Biotechnology Caucus
  • Border Caucus
  • Congressional Caucus on Women's Issues
  • Former Chair, Former Secretary-Treasurer, Member, Congressional Hispanic Caucus
  • Leadership Advisory Group, Democratic Party
  • Human Rights Caucus
  • Democratic Steering and Policy Committee
  • Executive Board, Democratic Study Group
  • President, Board of Directors, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials
  • Port Security Caucus

Boards and other Affiliations

  • Advisory Council, Arizona Trail Association
  • Former Board of Directors, Chicanos Por La Casa
  • Former Board of Directors, Friendly House
  • Former Board of Directors, National Conference of Christians and Jews
  • Advisory Board, National Job Corps Alumni Association
  • Honorary Advisory Board, National Student Leadership Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Neighborhood Housings Services of America
  • Former Board of Directors, Phoenix Economic Growth Corporation
  • Phoenix Town Hall
  • Former Board of Directors, Sun Angel Foundation
  • Former Vice President, Valley of the Sun United Way.

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Ed Pastor. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Articles and resources


  1. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
  2. Thomas page on H.R. 1022


Local blogs and discussion sites


DC Office:
2465 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-0304
Phone: 202-225-4065
Fax: 202-225-1655
Web Email

District Office- Phoenix:
411 North Central Avenue, Suite 150
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602-256-0551
Fax: 602-257-9103

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
Leadership Position:
Committees Chaired:
Ranking Member On:

Biotechnology Caucus,Border Caucus, Congressional Caucus on Women's Issues,Former Secretary-Treasurer,Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Leadership Advisory Group, Human Rights Caucus, Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, Democratic Study Group, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, Port Security Caucus
Committees: House Committee on Appropriations, House Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, House Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Interior and Environment and Related Agencies, House Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Transportation Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies,
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
September 24, 1991
First Took Current Office:
October 3, 1991
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
Previous Political Work?
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Governor Raul Castro's staff,
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 411 North Central Avenue, Suite 150, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602-256-0551 / Fax: 602-257-9103

Campaign Contact:

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Date of Birth: June 28, 1943