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Darren Soto's Biography

Office: U.S. House (FL) - District 9, Democratic

Contact Information

451 3rd Street Northwest
Winter Haven, FL 33881

201 West Central Avenue
Lake Wales, FL 33853

Veteran's Affairs Medical Center
13800 Veterans Way, Suite 1F806
Orlando, FL 32827

620 East Main Street
Haines City, FL 33844

804 Bryan Street
Kissimmee, FL 34741

1507 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Darren Michael Soto

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Amanda

Birth Date:

02/25/1978

Birth Place:

Ringwood, NJ

Home City:

Orlando, FL

Religion:

Christian (Catholic)

JD, George Washington University, 2000-2004

BA, Economics, Rutgers University, 1996-2000

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 9, 2017-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Florida, District 9, 2018

Senator, Florida State Senate, District 14, 2012-2016

Deputy Minority Whip, Florida State Senate, 2012-2014

Representative, Florida State House of Representatives, 2007-2012

Candidate, Florida State House of Representatives, District 40, 2006

Vice-Chair, Florida Hispanic Legislative Caucus, 2015-present

Former Member, Agriculture Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice, Florida State Senate

Former Member, Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee, Florida State Senate

Former Member, Finance and Tax Committee, Florida State Senate

Former Member, Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Joint Committee on Public Counsel Oversight, Florida State Legislature

Former Member, Judiciary Committee, Florida State Senate

Former Member, Nutrition Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Public Counsel Oversight Committee, Florida State Senate

Former Member, Rules Committee, Florida State Senate

Treasurer, Florida Hispanic Legislative Caucus, 2010-2015

Member, Civil Service Commission, City of Orlando, 2006

Partner, D. Soto Law Offices, Public Advocate, 2005

Summer Associate, L.A. Gonzalez Law Offices, Public Advocate, 2002-2004

Financial Analyst, Prudential Insurance Financing, 1998-2001

Member, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orland, 2006-present

Member, Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida, present

Democratic Caucus Rules Chair, Florida State Senate, 2014-2016

Vice President, Communications, Orange County Young Democrats, 2007

Treasurer, Orange County Democrats, 2007

Father's Name:

Louis Soto

Father's Occupation:

The former Treasurer for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for Metro Orlando

Hobbies or Special Talents:

Music, pastels, creative writing, hiking, and canoeing

Mother's Name:

Jean Soto

Priority Issues:

In Congress, I will protect Social Security and Medicare for our seniors, work to pass comprehensive immigration reform, and support the Affordable Care Act, which provides nearly 1.6 million Floridians with health care. I will continue to support the environment by pushing for federal investments to restore the Everglades. I recognize our close relationship with Puerto Rico and will push for equal treatment for Puerto Ricans and stop cuts to Medicare there.

Spouse's Occupation:

His wife, Amanda, works as a math coach in the Orange County public schools.

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