Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Arizona House of Representatives honors former Rep. Ben Miranda

Arizona House of Representatives honors former Rep. Ben Miranda

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – On the opening day of the Legislature, the Arizona House of Representatives overwhelmingly supported a resolution to honor former Rep. Ben Miranda, who passed away in November 2013 at the age of 64.

Ben Miranda was the husband of Rep. Catherine Miranda, D-Phoenix (District 27), who now serves in the seat once held by her late husband. Rep. Catherine Miranda introduced the resolution to honor her husband’s legacy and his service to the State of Arizona.

“I would like to thank the members of the Arizona House and everyone who has been a part of recognizing the life and the hard work of my husband, Ben. The support of my colleagues and the community means so much to me,” Miranda said. “I will remain committed to honoring Ben’s legacy through service and dedication to our state.”

Additionally, Gov. Jan Brewer recognized Ben Miranda and offered Rep. Catherine Miranda some words of comfort in her State of the State address.

“I was terribly saddened to lose Ben Miranda. Catherine, the State of Arizona extends our deepest sympathies for your loss, and the loss of a great public servant, your husband and my friend, Ben. His voice will be missed but let us pray that his spirit of public service lives on in all of us,” Brewer said.

Voters elected Ben Miranda to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2002, and he served until 2010. While in the House, he was selected to be the chairman of the Arizona Latino Caucus several times. For more information about the life of former Rep. Ben Miranda, go to http://www.azhousedemocrats.com/2013/11/rep.html.

A copy of the full resolution is available at this link, http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/51leg/2r/bills/hcr2002p.pdf.

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