Press Release

Gabrielle Giffords on the Passing of Former Congressman Ed Pastor  

November 28, 2018 — Former Representative Gabrielle Giffords issued the following statement, reacting to the death of former Arizona Congressman Ed Pastor:

It’s hard to imagine an Arizona without Congressman Ed Pastor. He was there for me when I was getting my start in Congress, just like he was there for all of us during his many years of public service. Ed’s leadership and dedication enriched the lives of so many. If a project had the potential to provide Arizonans with a better and safer future, then Ed would do whatever he could to get it done. Over the years, Ed never cared about accolades, he just cared about making our state a better place to live and opening the door to the next generation of leaders. For that he will be deeply missed, and never forgotten. My thoughts are with his family as they remember his life and many meaningful contributions.”