Ed Pastor

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U.S. Representative

Ed Pastor (D)


Leadership: No leadership position
Committees: House Committee on Appropriations
(subcommittees and past assignments)
Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

Primary challenge: N/a

Incumbent running: Yes, for a different seat

2012 candidates for AZ-07

Confirmed: Ed Pastor, Scott Fistler
Possible: None so far
Out: None so far
(more info & editing for AZ-07)
On the Web
Official website

Edward Lopez Pastor, a Democrat, has represented the 4th District of Arizona in the United States House of Representatives since 1991.


Record and controversies

Congressional scorecards

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Organization 2007 Scorecard
Score - Agree ratio
2008 Scorecard
Score - Agree ratio
American Civil Liberties Union not avail. not avail.
American Conservative Union 0 - 0/25 not avail.
AFSCME not avail. not avail.
Americans for Democratic Action 95 - 19/20 100 - 20/20
Club for Growth not avail. not avail.
Drum Major Institute not avail. not avail.
Family Research Council not avail. not avail.
Information Technology Industry Council not avail. not avail.
League of Conservation Voters not avail. not avail.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People not avail. not avail.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 47 - 9/20 not avail.

Iraq War

Pastor voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Support for gun control

Pastor cosponsored H.R. 1022 (Assault Weapons Ban Reauthorization Act of 2007) on March 22, 2007.[2]

Main article: U.S. gun legislation


Pastor was born June 28, 1943 in Claypool, Arizona, was educated at Arizona State University and was an assistant to Arizona Governor Raul Castro and a Maricopa County Supervisor before entering the House.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated Don Karg to face Pastor in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Pastor retained his seat.

2008 elections

This information was gathered by volunteer researchers as part of the Superdelegate Transparency Project on the superdelegates for the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. For more info see the Arizona superdelegate tracker or visit the STP homepage.

Before Hillary Clinton conceded the race, Ed Pastor, as a superdelegate, had endorsed her for President.

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Pinnacle West Capital$ 26,900
US Airways$ 14,500
General Dynamics$ 12,500
United Technologies$ 12,500
Salt River Project$ 11,250
Apollo Group$ 11,000
BAE Systems$ 10,000
Boeing Co$ 10,000
Communications Workers of America$ 10,000
Honeywell International$ 10,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Ed Pastor
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

  • House Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Water
    • Subcommittee on Interior and Environment
    • Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

  • House Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Transportation Treasury and Housing and Urban Development The Judiciary District of Columbia

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • Biotechnology Caucus
  • Border Caucus
  • Congressional Caucus on Women's Issues
  • Former Chair, Former Secretary-Treasurer, Member, Congressional Hispanic Caucus
  • Leadership Advisory Group, Democratic Party
  • Human Rights Caucus
  • Democratic Steering and Policy Committee
  • Executive Board, Democratic Study Group
  • President, Board of Directors, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials
  • Port Security Caucus

Boards and other Affiliations

  • Advisory Council, Arizona Trail Association
  • Former Board of Directors, Chicanos Por La Casa
  • Former Board of Directors, Friendly House
  • Former Board of Directors, National Conference of Christians and Jews
  • Advisory Board, National Job Corps Alumni Association
  • Honorary Advisory Board, National Student Leadership Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Neighborhood Housings Services of America
  • Former Board of Directors, Phoenix Economic Growth Corporation
  • Phoenix Town Hall
  • Former Board of Directors, Sun Angel Foundation
  • Former Vice President, Valley of the Sun United Way.

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Ed Pastor. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Articles and resources


  1. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
  2. Thomas page on H.R. 1022


Local blogs and discussion sites


DC Office:
2465 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-0304
Phone: 202-225-4065
Fax: 202-225-1655
Web Email

District Office- Phoenix:
411 North Central Avenue, Suite 150
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602-256-0551
Fax: 602-257-9103

Semantic data (Edit data)