WMFE is Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming on 90.7 FM and Classical Music on 90.7 HD2. Part of the community since 1965, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Congressman Soto Wins Re-Election, Promises to Return to Washington to Fight for More Coronavirus Relief

Photo: Danielle Prieur

Stay tuned in to our local news coverage: Listen to 90.7 WMFE on your FM or HD radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker — say “Alexa, play NPR” and you’ll be connected.

Incumbent Democratic Rep. Darren Soto has defeated his Republican challenger Bill Olson to win in the District 9 Congressional race. He won with 58.6 percent of the vote.

Soto has represented District 9 which spans all of Osceola County and parts of Orange and Polk Counties since 2016. 

He serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee in the House.

Soto said he’s ready to go back to Washington to fight for another coronavirus relief package.

“But we know we have to get this done. We have to get this done for the families who have lost loved ones or who have loved ones who are sick. We have to help out our first responders, our nurses, our doctors, our teachers, our firefighters and cops and others who have done so much to help during this emergency. That’s what the Heroes Act is all about. That’s why we named it after them.”

He said he’s celebrating the win, but it’s with a heavy heart knowing so many Floridians are struggling tonight because of the coronavirus. 

“And that’s one of the biggest responsibilities we still have to face. We have to test, trace, treat and get a vaccine.”

He is the first person of Puerto Rican descent from Florida to serve in Congress. 

If you’d like to listen to this story, click on the clips above.


Get The 90.7 WMFE Newsletter

Your trusted news source for the latest Central Florida COVID-19 news, updates on special programs and more. Support our extended coverage.

GET THE LATEST

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

Danielle Prieur

About Danielle Prieur

Reporter

Danielle Prieur is a general reporter for 90.7 News. She studied journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and interned at 101.9 WDET. She is originally from the metro Detroit area.

TOP