Darren Soto
Democrat for Congress
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About

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Accomplishments

While serving in the Florida Legislature, Darren Soto worked to bring high-paying, high tech jobs to Central Florida in the biotech, simulation, space, software, and solar industries.

Darren also passed numerous landmark bills that:

  • Protect families of fallen firefighters
  • Protect victims of sexual violence
  • Prevent dangerous street racing
  • Allowing Dreamers to be admitted to the Florida Bar
  • Increase the high stakes testing exemption for foreign language students from 1 to 2 years.
  • Eliminate debt and provide principal reductions to families in foreclosure
  • Provide notice to tenants in foreclosure

He has successfully delivered critical funding that make a difference for people in Central Florida:

  • $11.9 million to create a Poinciana Valencia Campus
  • $20 million continue the restoration of the Kissimmee River and Northern Everglades
  • $1 million to restore Lake Toho

In the Florida Senate, Congressman Soto has fought to give our students the education they deserve, by pushing for smaller class sizes and a minimum teacher salary of $50,000 in order to recruit and retain the best educators.

He also fought to expand Medicaid to provide health coverage to over 800,000 more Floridians and to establish Florida’s health care exchange under the Affordable Care Act.

Darren has championed environmental protection and fought to preserve Florida’s greatest treasures – our springs, beaches, and precious wild places. He is fighting to ban fracking in Florida and protect our fragile supply of drinking water.

 

Get in touch

Thank you for visiting my campaign website. If your intention was to visit my official House of Representatives website, please click here.

You can reach us by postal mail at:
Soto for Congress
P.O. Box 420239
Kissimmee, FL 34742

Or by phone at: 407-479-8135

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Issues

What's at Stake

Florida's working families deserve a leader who will champion bold, progressive solutions in the face of tough challenges. Click below to find my positions on the challenges we're facing:

 
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Supporters

Our Supporters

Since we started our campaign, we’ve received tremendous support from progressive voices in Central Florida and beyond. I’m so honored to be able to count on the support of local and national leaders, including:

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FLORIDA STATE LEGISLATORS

President Gwen Margolis
Sen. Joe Abruzzo
Sen. Oscar Braynon
Sen. Jeff Clemens
Sen. Audrey Gibson
Sen. Arthenia Joyner
Sen. Bill Montford
Sen. Jeremy Ring
Sen. Maria Sachs
Sen. Chris Smith
Sen. Geraldine Thompson
Rep. Randolph Bracy
Rep. John Cortes
Rep. Janet Cruz
Rep. Bobby Dubose
Rep. Dwight Dudley
Rep. Joseph Geller
Rep. Mia Jones
Rep. Dave Kerner
Rep. Larry Lee
Rep. Kionne McGhee
Rep. Kevin Rader
Rep. David Richardson
Rep. Irv Slosberg
Rep. Cynthia Stafford
Rep. Richard Stark
Rep. Dwayne Taylor
Rep. Alan Williams

UNION SUPPORTERS

IUPAT (Painters)
IAMAW (Machinists)
IPAL (Ironworkers)
IAFF (Firefighters)
IBEW (Electrical Workers)
BLET (Locomotive Engineers)
Teamsters Local 2011
UAW (Auto Workers)
LiUNA (Laborers)
United Farm Workers of America (UFW)
Florida Fraternal Order of Police
Florida Police Benevolent Association
Florida AFL-CIO
Florida Gulf Coast Building and Construction Trades

 

 

 

 


 

INDIVIDUALS

John Ackerman, M.D.
Debora Aponte
Dawn Bacallao
Edna Bautista
Luis Oscar Berrios Fraticelli
Bernard Biron
Gary Bonacci
Maria del carmen Otero Blum
Anne Browder
Susan Brown
Kelsey Burke
LaKeisha Chestnut
Rodrick Colbert
Joseph L Colon
John Comella
Elijah Cook
Cynthia Coppola
Kate Cordell
Wilson Cruz
Virginia Culbert
Michele DaMato
Andre Fernandes
Kyel FrancisMarco Franco
Alan Fraser
Edward Freeman
Ivan Fuentes
Esther Garvett
Priscilla Gilman
Lynn Grant
Deborah Green
Jordan Greene
Alene Greto
Shaun Hawkins
Robert Hayes
Doug Head
Cherise Henry
Ronee Henson
Erica Himes
Robin Hudson
Dolores Huerta
Carrie Johnson
Thomas Kruggel
Jon Laubert

Members of Congress

Rep. Brendan Boyle (PA-13)
Rep. Tony Cárdenas (CA-29)
Rep. Gerry Connolly (VA -11)
Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07)
Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (IL-04)
Rep. Alcee Hastings (FL-20)
Rep. Jim Himes (CT-04)
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08)
Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-06)
Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) 
Rep. Pedro Pierluisi (PR)
Rep. Stacey Plaskett (VI)
Rep. Jared Polis (CO-02)
Rep. Linda Sánchez (CA-38)
Rep. José E. Serrano (NY-15)
Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51)
Rep. Filemon Vela (TX-34)
Rep. Nydia Velázquez (NY-07)
Rep. Frederica Wilson (FL-24)

 

LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS & OTHERS

Osc. Cnty. Comm. Brandon Arrington
Osc. Cnty. School Board Member Kelvin Soto
Lake Wales Mayor Eugene Fultz
Former St. Cloud Mayor Donna Hart
Former St. Cloud Deputy Mayor Tom Griffin
Former Lieutenant Governor of Puerto Rico Kenneth McClintock

 

INDUSTRY AND ADVOCACY GROUP SUPPORTERS

Latino Victory Fund
CHC Bold PAC
Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida
American Dental Association
National REALTORS Association
Ocean Champions
Human Rights Campaign
Planned Parenthood
Sierra Club
Environmental Defense Action Fund
Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida
Democratic Women's Club of Florida
The Florida Credit Union Association
Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus
Orange County Democratic Disability Caucus
Florida Cattlemen’s Association
Florida Farm Bureau Federation
Polk County Farm Bureau
Builders Association of Puerto Rico
Florida Puerto Rican/Hispanic Empowerment Committee
The Center for American Homeless Veterans

 

 

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Nicolas Munoz
Frankie Negron
Sandy Oestreich
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Bob Petersen
Fran Perry
Alva Pingel
JJ Piskadlo
David Ramos
Ernesto Reyes
Paul Richey
Denise Rutjens
Marissa Salas
Juan Santana
Nancy Seng
John Spragins
Mary Stack
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