Darren (Darren) Soto (D-USH09)
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Capitol: 202.225.9889
FAX: 202.225.9742
District: 407.452.1171
District FAX: 407.615.8890
Representative
Room 1507 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-0909

Residence: Orlando, FL
Elected: 2016    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Amanda   DOB: 2/25/1978
Committee Assignments
MemberHouse Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
Co-ChairCongressional Blockchain Caucus
FC MemberFriends of the Dominican Republic Caucus
FC MemberAuto Care Caucus
FC MemberHouse Tech Accountability Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Burn Pits Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce
FC MemberCongressional Congenital Heart Defect Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Planetary Science Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Artificial Intelligence (AI) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Direct Selling Caucus
FC MemberCongressional NASA Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberHouse Quiet Skies Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberCongressional #FutureForum Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Soccer Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Natural Resources
Co-Vice ChairCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Organic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
FC MemberCongressional Hispanic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberProblem Solvers Caucus (No Labels)
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
Counties Representing
Orange / Osceola / Polk

Bio

Elected in 2016, Darren Soto represents Central Florida in Congress. The 9th District includes all of Osceola and parts of Orange and Polk Counties, and is home to many of the people who make Orlando's theme parks world-renowned, who grow more citrus and raise more cattle than anywhere else in the State, and who explore the farthest reaches of the galaxy from the Kennedy Space Center. Darren entered public service to work for these hard-working Floridians. Serving for a decade in the Florida Legislature, he fought to create high paying jobs, increase access to higher education, and ensure clean water, land, and air for his constituents. Soto passed landmark legislation protecting families of fallen firefighters, giving victims of sexual assault more time to report their attackers, and allowing Dreamers to be admitted to the Florida Bar. He also secured $25 million to build a state of the art college campus in the District, helped provide $10 million to save Florida's springs, and brought in $15 million for a high-tech sensors manufacturing facility. The first Floridian of Puerto Rican descent to serve in Congress, Darren is proud to represent all the diverse people of the 9th District. Soto graduated from Rutgers University and George Washington University School of Law. His hobbies include playing guitar, pastel painting, and kayaking. Initially joining his local Orlando Young Democrats club to make friends, he was soon encouraged to run for the Florida House. At the age of 29, he ran, won, and has brought a sense of humility to public service ever since.







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