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Ed Pastor to lie in state at Arizona State Capitol today

Posted: 3:05 PM, Dec 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-02 22:05:20Z

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 is being 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.