Jonathan Soto

Jonathan Soto

State Assembly, District 82, NY

2024 Endorsement

Jonathan is a dedicated public school parent with a background in law and urban planning, running for office in the East Bronx. His main focus is advocating for a New Deal on Education, as well as addressing other pressing issues in his community.

One of Jonathan's goals is to address the presence of the Trump Golf Course in his neighborhood. He believes it should be shut down, as the incumbent supported it and even received a $6,000 donation from Trump himself. In addition, Jonathan aims to create a comprehensive climate resiliency plan for his coastal district, ensuring the safety and well-being of the residents.

Jonathan has made significant contributions to his community in the past. He previously served as an organizer for Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, where he played a key role in leading the Homework Helpers program and coordinating mutual aid efforts. These initiatives provided free tutoring to 500 students, distributed 100,000 meals to families, and prioritized workers' safety during the pandemic.

With a diverse background spanning law, urban planning, human rights advocacy, government administration, academia, emergency response/disaster relief, faith-based organizing, and public education advocacy, Jonathan brings a wealth of experience to the table. He is committed to challenging the special interests that have diverted resources from the Bronx's communities and to effectively representing the people of the Bronx's 82 Assembly District, ultimately striving to restore and maximize democracy at the local level.