Meet Darren Soto
Darren Soto was elected to Congress in 2016 to represent Florida’s 9th Congressional District, which includes all of Osceola county, and parts of Orange and Polk counties. Darren is proud to be the first person of Puerto Rican descent to serve in Congress from Florida.
Darren Soto is an accomplished lawyer, legislator, environmentalist, and proud progressive representing the diverse, hardworking people of Central Florida in Congress. After graduating law school, Darren went into practice in Orlando to stand up for people in the courtroom (and play music on the side). He became involved with the Young Democrats and was elected to the Florida House at the age of 29. He served for 5 and a half years in the Florida House of Representatives before he was elected to Florida Senate, where he served for 4 years. During his nearly 10 years in the Florida Legislature, Darren worked to bring high-paying, high tech jobs to Central Florida; protect our clean air, land, and water; expand and protect health care; help families facing foreclosure; and improve education.
Darren is a graduate of Rutgers University and George Washington University School of Law. His wife, Amanda, has worked as a math and science teacher in the Osceola and Orange County public schools and is a retired member of the Orange County Classroom Teachers Association.