KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Andrew Jeng’s campaign announced in a press release Saturday that U.S. Congressman Darren Soto, whose congressional district includes Kissimmee, parts of Orlando and Haines City, has endorsed Jeng’s candidacy for Kissimmee City Commissioner, Seat 2.
This is a huge endorsement for Jeng despite having three opponents in the Seat 2 race: Felix Ortiz, Reginald Hardee, and Steven Mullis. Patti Daugherty recently dropped out of the race.
According to the press release, it appears Congressman Soto’s endorsement for Jeng was personal. “Andrew Jeng has worked diligently with me to create higher paying jobs, build more affordable housing and embrace our diversity in Kissimmee. He is a hard worker with tremendous energy and drive, and will serve our citizens well on the Kissimmee City Commission.”
“I’m deeply honored to have worked with Congressman Soto on creating economic opportunities for Kissimmee by embracing diversity,” Jeng said. “I look forward to building a stronger relationship with Congressman Soto and the citizens of Kissimmee as the next the Kissimmee City Commissioner, Seat 2.”
In a phone interview, Jeng told FNN News, “I’m grateful beyond words to have Congressman Soto’s endorsement. I look forward to working with him to bring federal and international dollars to the City of Kissimmee, local businesses and nonprofit organizations.”
Darren Soto made history as the first Floridian of Puerto Rican descent to serve in the U.S. Congress. Andrew Jeng is likewise poised to make history as the first Chinese American elected to public office in the state of Florida.
In addition, Congressman Soto recently recognized Jeng in the Congressional Record as a distinguished community leader on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.