2014 AZ-07: Congressman Ed Pastor (D) Will Not Run For Re-election

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2014 AZ-07: Congressman Ed Pastor (D) Will Not Run For Re-election

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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:25 am

Arizona is losing its most senior member of the US House of Representatives.


Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, D-Ariz., the first Hispanic from Arizona elected to Congress and the senior member of our state’s delegation, announced that he will retire at the end of this term, when he will complete 23 years in Congress. Before going to Congress, he was a Maricopa County Supervisor from 1976 to 1991.








Pastor, an Arizona native who was born in Claypool, was voted into Congress on Sept. 24, 1991, in a special election to replace Mo Udall. He was sworn in on Oct. 3, 1991, to represent what was then the Second Congressional District of Arizona. At the time, the district included part of Phoenix, Guadalupe, Nogales, Yuma County, part of Tucson and tribal communities.





After the 2000 Census, due to redistricting, his district was redrawn to represent most of metropolitan Phoenix, south Glendale and the Town of Guadalupe as the Fourth Congressional District. It became the Seventh Congressional District in 2011 after the 2010 Census, bringing Tolleson into its boundaries.





In 2012, Pastor was re-elected to the current 113th Congress with more than 80 percent of the vote, the highest percentage he had carried in any election.


[/break1]pastor.house.gov/latest-press-releases/congressman-ed-pastor-to-retire-at-end-of-term/]http://www.pastor.house.gov/latest-pres ... d-of-term/The 113th Congress Cook Political Report Partisan Voting Index rates the Arizona 7th congressional district as D+16 and the bluest of Arizona's 9 congressional districts.


[/break1]com/file/2013-04-47.pdf]http://cookpolitical.com/file/2013-04-47.pdf



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2014 AZ-07: Congressman Ed Pastor (D) Will Not Run For Re-election

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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:31 am

It's not enjoyable working in a place with a lot of assholes and nut cases.



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:35 pm

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, D-Ariz. [-03], endorsed state Rep. Ruben Gallego on Wednesday for the open-seat race in Arizona’s 7th District.








Potential or confirmed candidates in the Aug. 26 Democratic primary include state Sen. Steve Gallardo, state Rep. Catherine Miranda, Phoenix City Councilman Daniel Valenzuela and Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox. The filing deadline is May 28.





The race is rated Safe Democrat by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.


[/break1]rollcall.com/raul-grijalva-endorses-ruben-gallego-arizona-open-seat-race/?pos=adpb]http://atr.rollcall.com/raul-grijalva-e ... /?pos=adpbThe RWNJs in Arizona frequently make national news so it's easy to forget the Arizona US House delegation consists of 5 Democrats and 4 Republicans.



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2014 AZ-07: Congressman Ed Pastor (D) Will Not Run For Re-election

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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:55 pm

Arizona held its primary election Aug 26, 2014. Arizona Primary Election Results -- US House 7th DistrictRebecca DeWitt (Americans Elect)..........4* Randy Camacho (Democratic)..........2,330Ruben Gallego (Democratic)...........14,936*Jarrett Maupin (Democratic)..............2,199Mary Rose Wilcox (Democratic)......11,077 Joe Cobb (Libertarian).........................300* *Nominatedhttp://www.azsos.gov/election/2014/primary/Canvass.pdf Arizona's 7th congressional district will remain blue after Congressman Pastor's retirement. I'll change the thread title after I figure out how.



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