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Philip L. Soto


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1962 Democratic AD-50 31638 Win
11-03-1964 Democratic AD-50 37101 Win
11-08-1966 Democratic AD-50 31660 Loss
11-05-1968 Democratic AD-50 35962 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: March 3, 1926 in Los Angeles, CA
Married: Nell Garcia (in 1949)
Children: Philip, Robert, Michael, Patrick, Anna, and Thomas*
Military Service: USAF
Died: November 4, 1997 in Pomona, CA

1956: Soto was involved in the incorporation of La Puente, CA
1958-1962: Member, La Puente City Council
1974: Primary Candidate for AD-56 (Lost)

  • Tom Soto has served as a member of both the California Board of Corrections and the California Coastal Commission.
  • Danielle L. Soto (granddaughter of Phil and Nell) was a Special Primary Election candidate for AD-52 in 2013 (Lost; 7.5%).
  • Be Fruitful and Multiply: Soto had six children.
  • Had a spouse who also served in the legislature (although not concurrently).

Source: California Blue Book (1961)

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