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Rep. Ed Pastor’s daughter won’t run for his seat

PHOENIX — Phoenix City Council member Laura Pastor, daughter of U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, said she’s not running to replace the Arizona Democrat in Congress when
he retires at the end of his term.

Laura Pastor said she’s where she wants to be and plans to continue her
work on the City Council.

Pastor’s heavily Hispanic district is located entirely in the Phoenix area and
is solidly Democratic.

Several prominent politicians are interested in running for Pastor’s seat. They
include state Sen. Steve Gallardo, state Rep. Ruben Gallego and Maricopa County
Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox.


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