Friends of Transit Statement on the Passing of Former Congressman Ed Pastor

November 28, 2018
Friends of Transit

The Friends of Transit staff and board of directors join all Arizonans in mourning the sudden loss of former U.S. Representative Ed Pastor.

Congressman Pastor served the Arizona community for over 40 years as a U.S. Congressman and a member of the Board of Supervisors for Maricopa County. He dedicated his life to improving the lives of all Arizonans and served as a role model for countless public servants.  In 2003, Friends of Transit recognized Congressman Pastor’s critical contributions to public transit in the state of Arizona by recognizing him with the first ever “Friend of Transit” award. In 2012, Congressman Pastor again received the “Friend of Transit (of the Decade)” award for his continued efforts to progress transit in the state.
We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family and many friends of Congressman Pastor and are grateful for his life of public service and legacy of doing good for others.