PHOENIX (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, Arizona’s first Hispanic member of Congress, will be laid to rest Friday.
A weeklong celebration of Pastor’s life will culminate with a funeral Mass on Friday afternoon and burial immediately after.
Pastor, a liberal Democrat known for his bipartisanship, died after suffering a heart attack last week. He was 75.
Pastor served 23 years in Congress but decided to not seek re-election in 2014. One of his daughters, Laura Pastor, serves on the Phoenix City Council.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, called Pastor “an Arizona trailblazer and true public servant” and ordered that flags lowered statewide to half-staff.