“My earliest memories are of mom teaching me to read and write,” Soto says in the campaign ad. “She’s a strong woman who wanted me to make a difference in life. That’s why I love public service.”
In the ad, Soto pledges to protect Social Security and Medicare, increase the minimum wage and protect the environment while creating high-tech jobs if elected to Congress. Soto also touts his successes in the Florida legislature, including a law he wrote giving victims of sexual abuse more time to report their attackers and how he fought elder abuse.
Soto’s first TV ad follows Dr. Dena Grayson’s congressional ad, featuring her husband and current Congressman Alan Grayson’s voice.
In addition to Soto and Grayson, Susannah Randolph, Valleri Crabtree and Carmelo Garcia are all running in the Democratic primary for Florida’s 10th Congressional District.