Tony Soto (politician)

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Antonio "Tony" Soto
Member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives from the 6th District
Assumed office
January 2, 2013
Preceded by Angel Pérez Otero
Personal details
Born (1973-04-06) April 6, 1973 (age 45)
Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Political party New Progressive Party (PNP)
For the former senator known as "El Chuchín", see Antonio Soto Díaz.

Antonio "Tony" Soto (born April 6, 1973) is a Puerto Rican politician affiliated with the New Progressive Party (PNP). He was elected to the Puerto Rico House of Representatives in 2012 to represent District 6.

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References

  1. Rosario, Frances (April 19, 2012). "Angel Pérez y Antonio Soto se acusan mutuamente de robarse las primarias". El Nuevo Día .
  2. Hernández, Yanira (March 29, 2012). "Al desnudo la manipulación en las primarias del PNP". El Nuevo Día .