Darren (Darren) Soto (D-09)

US Representative Darren Soto

Darren (Darren) Soto (D-09)
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Capitol: 202.225.9889
FAX: 202.225.9742
District: 407.452.1171
Room 2353 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0909
5800 South Semoran Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32822
Residence:Orlando, FL

Committee Assignments

Co-ChairCongressional Direct Selling Caucus
ChairmanCongressional #FutureForum Caucus
Co-ChairVehicle Data Access Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Blockchain Caucus
FC MemberAuto Care Caucus
FC MemberDominican Republic Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
FC MemberFlorida Ports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sneaker Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Burn Pits Caucus
Vice ChairCongressional Hispanic Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce
FC MemberHouse Tech Accountability Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Congenital Heart Defect Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Everglades Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Social Determinants of Health Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry
FC MemberCongressional NASA Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Italian American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Planetary Science Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberLatino-Jewish Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Soccer Caucus
FC MemberHouse Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberNational Marine Sanctuary Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
FC MemberAmerican Canadian Economy and Security Caucus (ACES)
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkiye Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Agriculture
FC MemberCongressional Organic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberEqual Rights Amendment (ERA) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
FC MemberProblem Solvers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Artificial Intelligence (AI) Caucus
FC MemberHouse Quiet Skies Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
Co-Vice ChairCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberIndia Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor Caucus
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus


Darren Soto was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2016 to represent Florida's Ninth Congressional District, which includes all of Osceola and parts of Orange and Polk Counties. Born to a Puerto Rican father and an Italian American mother, Darren's upbringing influenced his passion for public service and helping those in need. After learning the value of hard work from his parents, Darren graduated from Rutgers University and the George Washington University School of Law. Upon graduation, Darren opened his own practice in Central Florida, where he practiced family law, civil litigation, and real estate law. With a desire to further help the men and women he advocated for as a lawyer, Darren entered public service in 2006 when he was appointed to serve on the Orlando Civil Service Board and as the treasurer and vice president of communications for the Orange County Young Democrats. Soon thereafter, he was elected to the state House and later to the state Senate. Serving in the Florida Legislature for a decade, he fought to create high-paying jobs, increase access to higher education and ensure clean water, land, and air for his constituents. Darren spearheaded the passage of landmark legislation to protect families of fallen firefighters, give victims of sexual assault more time to report their attackers, and allow Dreamers to be admitted to the Florida Bar. In 2016, he took his public service to a national level after being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. In his first term in Congress, he passed the most laws of any Freshman Member in the House. Now in his fourth term, Darren has established himself as a strong advocate for the environment, hurricane relief, emerging technologies, and the fight to protect the health and safety of his constituents. He currently serves on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the House Committee on Agriculture. Additionally, Darren is the Co-Chair of Policy of the Future Forum Caucus, Vice Chair of Policy of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and a proud member of the New Democrat Coalition, Problem Solvers Caucus, Congressional Progressive Caucus, LGBTQ Equality Caucus, and others. The first Floridian of Puerto Rican descent to serve in Congress, Darren is proud to represent the hard-working men and women who make Central Florida'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. From fighting for the needs of Central Floridians and our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico to being a strong voice on healthcare and the environment, Darren is proud to serve his fellow Americans and the constituents of Florida's Ninth Congressional District. His hobbies include playing guitar, pastel painting, and kayaking.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2016    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Amanda   DOB: 2/25/1978
Counties Representing