Jonathan Soto, Benedetto’s Progressive challenger, is back.


Is the third time the charm for Jonathan Soto?

Soto, a Progressive, is challenging longtime Assemblymember Michael Benedetto in the June 2024 primary to represent the East Bronx 82nd Assembly District. It’s his third time getting ready to face the moderate Democrat.

Since his 2022 primary run, Soto, of Throggs Neck, has done more than reflect on his loss. He passed the bar exam (he went to law school six years ago but went on to work as a faith outreach leader in former Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration afterward) and began working in housing court and impartial hearings. Impartial hearings allow for due process for parents who do not believe their disabled children have received an appropriate education or reasonable accommodations.