Ed Pastor to lie in state at Arizona State Capitol on Sunday
PHOENIX (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, the first Hispanic member of Congress from Arizona, will lie in state Sunday at the Arizona State Capitol and a Mass is scheduled Friday at a Phoenix church.
The 12-term Democrat who did not seek re-election in 2014 died Tuesday following a heart attack. He was 75.
A public viewing will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday in the Rotunda of the State Capitol, and there will be a viewing Thursday from 6-7 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, where the Mass will be celebrated Friday at 2 p.m.
Pastor won a 1991 special election for the House seat vacated by fellow Democrat Morris K. Udall and was re-elected 11 times. He had previously been a Maricopa County supervisor.