On October 1st, President Barack Obama announced the endorsement of Jorge Cabrera for the 17th senatorial district. “Today, I’m proud to endorse even more Democratic candidates who aren’t just running against something, but for something—to expand opportunity for all of us and to restore dignity, honor, and compassion to public service. They deserve your vote,” Obama said.
“I am honored to stand with President Obama and excited to carry a message of optimism and cooperation to the State Senate in this era of political divisiveness. No one wins alone and we are at our best when we stand together as a community and lift up the most vulnerable among us. I pledge to continue to fight for a public education system that is fully funded and prepares our students for their futures whether or not that includes 4 years in college, a vibrant economy that works well and works for everyone, and the dignity of all of our district’s residents,” Cabrera said.
Cabrera’s endorsement by Obama was announced through the national Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC). He is one of seven Connecticut Senate candidates backed by the former president, who is also a former state legislator.
“We are excited to join forces with President Obama to highlight the amazing men and women like Jorge Cabrera running in must-watch races for their state legislatures,” DLCC Executive Director Jessica Post said. “We stand united and will do everything we can to elect candidates like Jorge who will stand up for democratic values and work to move our nation forward.”
Jorge Cabrera is running against Republican George Logan for the 17th State Senate district which encompasses all of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany and Derby as well as parts of Hamden, Naugatuck and Woodbridge. This is Logan’s first re-election attempt after unseating Democrat Joe Crisco, who held the seat for 24 years.