Release: Councilwoman Laura Pastor Launches Run For Congress to Continue Delivering for Arizona Families

May 31, 2023




Laura Pastor For Congress


PHOENIX - Laura Pastor, a native Phoenician and a three-term councilwoman, today announced her candidacy for Congress for Arizona's 3rd Congressional District. From the classroom to the city council Pastor has spent her career delivering results for Arizonans.


"My dad taught me that any politician can talk, but it’s the results you deliver that matter. So I’m excited to announce my candidacy for Congress,” said Laura Pastor. “I am running to put my experience to work on behalf of Arizonans – to take care of our veterans, to have someone looking out for the family budgets, and to protect all of our access to health care including reproductive care.”


In her announcement video, Pastor highlights her work taking on the cancer crisis among first responders, leading the way in creating a visionary multi-departmental program for first responder cancer screenings. This program has already caught 142 cancers early and serves as a national and international model for screening and treatment for first responders.


The daughter of Congressman Ed and Verma Pastor, Laura grew up motivated by her parents' dedication to public service and became passionate about improving the lives of her fellow citizens. She has won three elections to her City Council district, which is entirely within the Congressional District she is now running to represent.


During her time on the City Council, Laura has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for all residents in her district, focusing on issues such as affordable housing, economic development, and public safety.