Jorge Cabrera, Democratic candidate for State Senate surpassed the required fundraising goal to qualify for the public financing grant from the state. In order to qualify, Cabrera needed to raise approximately $15,200 from a minimum of 300 in district donors.
“We are incredibly confident that the support my campaign has received over the past few months, from all seven towns in the district, is building into the grassroots movement necessary to win,” Cabrera stated on Thursday. “We have received donations from people across the political spectrum because our message is about our values and the priorities of the hard working people of this district, not about partisan talking points. I would be honored to represent these folks in Hartford, and passing this threshold is another sign that we are headed in the right direction.”
Jim Goggin, local business owner and DTC member, lauded Jorge’s candidacy. “Naugatuck is a community full of proud, hard working people that want a Senator that can speak to their experiences and values,” Goggins stated. “Jorge has spent his entire life fighting for working people and if elected I know he will continue that fight for us in Hartford.”
John Flanagan, longtime Hamden DTC member and community leader, expressed his support for Jorge on Thursday. “I could not be more proud to endorse someone who has the drive and determination that Jorge has,” Flanagan said. “While serving with Jorge on the DTC, he has shown me that he has the knowledge, thoughtfulness, and integrity to be an exceptional state senator, and I implore you to support his campaign.”
Jorge Cabrera grew up in Bridgeport after his parents moved to Connecticut to build a better life for their family. After graduating from Quinnipiac University, Jorge and his wife eventually settled in Hamden to raise their family, where they have now lived for over 14 years. Jorge has spent a majority of his professional career working for unions and fighting for middle-class families right here in this district. He currently lives in Hamden with his wife and their twin boys.