HARTFORD, CT – Today, just steps outside the Connecticut State Capitol Building, Jorge Cabrera was sworn in as state Senator for the 17th District. The 17th District encompasses Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Hamden, Naugatuck and Woodbridge. Newly sworn in Sen. Cabrera will serve as Senate Chair of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee and Vice Chair of the Labor Committee. Sen. Cabrera said he is excited to get started.
“I am proud to represent the people of the 17th District in the state Senate,” said Sen. Cabrera. “This is a pivotal time in our state as we continue to battle the pandemic, vaccinate Connecticut residents, and look to increase access to quality healthcare, ensure Connecticut residents have good paying jobs and access to equitable schools. I know there is much to be done and I am confident through the efforts, expertise and collaboration of my colleagues in the Democratic caucus, we will successfully address these pressing issues. I look forward to getting down to business.”
Sen. Cabrera is the son of Puerto Rican immigrants and was the first in his family to attend college, earning a degree in Political Science from Quinnipiac University. The senator is a union organizer and has devoted the last 25 years fighting for working families across the 17th District and country.