CONGRESSMAN ED PASTOR, AZ 7th District
Congressman Ed Pastor pioneered his way into politics making himself Arizona’s first elected Mexican-American to Congress in1991. Currently in the 113th Congress, Congressman Pastor serves on the House Appropriations Committee and sits on the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies; the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, where he is Ranking Member; and the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government. He also sits on the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee and was appointed to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in the 113th Congress.
Congressman Ed Pastor has focused on innovative new methods to approach the development of the global economy, energy production, health care, and as a former Chemistry teacher he especially focuses on education. His perseverance and dedication led him from being the first person in his family to achieve a college education to serving in the 113th Congress.
DAVID GARCIA – ARIZONA, Candidate – Superintendent of Public Instruction
As a native Arizonan, David Garcia has a love for education and a desire to improve its impact on students. His focus on student development highlights his core issues and his motivation to be Superintendent of Public Instruction. David understands the need for a diverse academic plan, funding the education system that local school districts need to succeed, and the need to create an accurate measurement of a school’s ability to prepare students for success. David is currently an Associate Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. As a veteran, where he proudly served in the U.S. Army Infantry, he was awarded the Humanitarian Award and the Army Achievement Medal, and was trained as a Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare Specialist. He has been a successful leader in his other roles and now wants to lead Arizona’s education system.