- Category : 1943-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (29,34,48,57)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 2
American chemistry teacher who became a politician, serving as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Arizona from 1991 to 2015. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented Arizona's 2nd congressional district from 1991 to 2003, and Arizona's 7th congressional district from 2003 to 2015. The latter district was numbered as the 4th district from 2003 to 2013.
Pastor had a strong stance on civil rights regarding sexual orientation and race. For example, in 2007, he voted to prohibit job discrimination based on sexual orientation and, in 2006, he voted against defining marriage as one man-one woman. Finally, in 2004, he voted against a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage. In 2002, the ACLU rated Pastor at 93% for a pro-civil rights voting record.
Pastor was married to Verma Mendez for 53 years and had two daughters. He died on 27 November 2018 following a heart attack in Phoenix at the age of 75. Multiple schools, parks and other institutions including the Ed Pastor Center for Politics and Public Service have been established in his honour.