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Phoenix post office station to be renamed for Ed Pastor

When he was elected to the House in 1991, Rep. Ed Pastor, D-Phoenix, became the first Hispanic to represent Arizona in Congress. Pastor announced in February that he would not seek re-election this year, after 23 years in office. (Cronkite News photo by Laurie Liles)

U.S.Ai??Rep. Ed Pastor, D-Phoenix, became the first Hispanic to represent Arizona in Congress. (Cronkite News photo by Laurie Liles)

Retired U.S. Congressman Ed Pastor is being honored with a downtown Phoenix post office station being named after him.

The dedication ceremony for the “Ed Pastor Station” is scheduled for Friday morning.

Congressman Ruben Gallego introduced and led the passage of a bill to rename the station last year.

He says Pastor spent 24 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, earning a reputation as a tireless advocate for the people of Arizona.

Gallego says he’s also proud to say that Pastor is the first Latino elected to Congress from Arizona.

Pastor retired in 2014.

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