|Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 13th Bristol District|
|Preceded by||Denis Lawrence|
|Born||January 26, 1955
|Residence||New Bedford, Massachusetts|
|Alma mater||Bristol Community College
Southeastern Massachusetts University
Antonio F. D. "Tony" Cabral is the current member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives for the 13th Bristol district.
He attended school during the day, and worked at night to help support his family. Cabral graduated from Bristol Community College and Southeastern Massachusetts University (now UMass Dartmouth) and began a career as a public school teacher. Cabral taught languages and social studies in Taunton, Massachusetts, Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Carver, Massachusetts before entering politics.
Massachusetts House of Representatives
Cabral was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1990. He is the current chairman of the House Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures, and State Assets and also serves on the Special Joint Committee on Redistricting. 
As a State Representative, Cabral worked to extend historic tax credits, pass anti-bullying legislation, secure education funds for New Bedford, and strengthen registration requirements for sex offenders.
He has also supported a proposal that would allow for hearings to be held in cases involving certain types of gun crime.
2011 mayoral campaign
On June 6, 2011, Cabral announced that he was running for Mayor of New Bedford. He ran against City Councilor Linda M. Morad and Assistant United States Attorney Jon Mitchell. Incumbent Mayor Scott W. Lang did not run for re-election.
On November 8th, 2011 Cabral was defeated in the mayoral race by Mitchell 52%-48%, taking a total of 9,039 votes to Jon Mitchell's 9,878 votes. 
- http://www.malegislature.gov/People/Profile/AFC1 Massachusetts Legislature profile
- McDonald, Dan (June 4, 2011). "Cabral confirms he's running for mayor". South Coast Today.com. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
- McDonald, Dan (June 7, 2011). "Longtime state rep launches mayoral campaign". South Coast Today.com. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
- "Bio". Tony Cabral Mayor. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
- "Mass. Mayoral Winners: Mitchell In New Bedford; Wong In Fitchburg; Sarno In Springfield; Morse, 22, In Holyoke". The Associated Press. November 8, 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
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