Torres Bill Renaming Montclair Post Office in Honor of Mayor Paul Eaton Passes House

October 18, 2019
Press Release

*Link: Video of Remarks*


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Representative Norma Torres (CA-35) announced that the United States House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 3329, a bill designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5186 Benito Street in Montclair, California, as the "Paul Eaton Post Office Building”. The bill honoring the late Mayor now moves to the U.S. Senate for further consideration.


“You can’t walk anywhere in Montclair without encountering someone who knew of Mayor Paul Eaton and the great work he did as Mayor for over 23 years. That’s how great he was,” said Torres. “Mayor Eaton dedicated over four decades of his life in service to our communities in Montclair and the greater Inland Empire. I’m thrilled that the House took this important step forward today which brings us closer in creating a permanent tribute that honors Mayor Eaton’s life-long legacy of public service.”


Mayor Eaton’s greatest achievements include constructing a state-of-the-art police facility and youth and senior centers, widening Central Avenue on the I-10 Freeway, making critical improvements to the Mission Boulevard and Holt Corridors, and ensuring future service to the Montclair Transcenter for the Gold Line light rail service.


Mayor Eaton passed away in July 2018 and was survived by his wife Ginger, four children, nine grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.


Torres represents California’s 35th Congressional District, which includes Montclair.