Jorge Cabrera has earned the support of the Connecticut AFL-CIO over his two rivals for the 17th senatorial district seat. Two hundred sixteen representing 67 local unions across the state voted unanimously to endorse Cabrera Friday afternoon at their first day of their Twelfth Biennial Political Convention.
“I have been fighting for working people my entire adult life and I am honored by, and thankful for, the confidence the AFL-CIO has in me,” Cabrera, a UFCW 919 steward for Stop & Shop workers in Ansonia and Hamden, said. “Too many hardworking people feel ignored by the political process, both nationally and at the state level. I’m committed to changing that perception.”
Mr. Cabrera faces two Democratic opponents for the chance to challenge first term incumbent senator George Logan in the 17th senatorial district. Prior to 2016, the district, which encompasses the towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, and Derby as well as parts of Hamden, Naugatuck, and Woodbridge, had long been held by Democrat Joe Crisco. Jorge Cabrera has lived in Hamden for over thirteen years with his wife Rebecca, a principal of a public elementary school in Bridgeport. Their two sons attend Hamden’s public schools.