Soto Statement on the Passing of Congressman Alcee Hastings

April 6, 2021
Press Release

KISSIMMEE Today, Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) released the following statement after the passing of Congressman Alcee Hastings:

“Today, we lost a fearless champion and leader of our Florida Congressional delegation. Congressman Alcee Hastings served his community with steadfast dedication and compassion for everyone he represented. He was a dear friend and mentor, a pioneer of civil rights and an Everglades champion. He spoke truth to power every day in Congress, especially on the powerful U.S. House Rules Committee. Those who crossed paths with him knew his passion was fueled by the simple principles of truth, justice and equality. 

“We are grateful for his decades of service to Floridians as a lawyer, judge and Member of Congress. 

“He has finished the race, fought the good fight and has left Florida better than it was. 

“May the memory of his legacy live on in our state and through the halls of Congress. Rest in peace, Mr. Hastings.”