Fernando Cabrera (politician)

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Fernando Cabrera
Member of the New York City Council from the 14th District
Assumed office
January 1, 2010
Preceded by Maria Baez
Constituency Fordham, Kingsbridge, Morris Height, West Bronx.
Personal details
Born The Bronx
Political party Republican (till 2008)[1]
Democrat (2008-Present)
Spouse(s) Elvia Cabrera
Children Lissette Feliciano, Joshua Cabrera
Residence The Bronx, United States
Alma mater Argosy University
Profession Politician
Committees Education; Finance; Higher Education; Lower Manhattan Redevelopment; Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Technology(Chair); Veterans; Youth Services
Religion Christian
Website NYC Council District 14

Fernando Cabrera (born April 16, 1964), is currently a Democratic New York City Councilmember from the borough of The Bronx. He represents council district 14 which encompasses the neighborhoods of Fordham, Kingsbridge, Morris Heights, and West Bronx. Cabrera was born in The Bronx to a Dominican father and Puerto Rican mother.

2009 Election[edit]

Incumbent Maria Baez' popularity decreased due to her low attendance rate, and supporting the extension of term limits. Fernando Cabrera challenged Baez to a primary election for the Democrat nomination. Due to Cabrera recently changing political party,[2] Baez attempted to portray Cabrera to the Democrat heavy section of The Bronx as a Republican. But with the backing of The Bronx Democratic Committee [3] and the endorsement of key unions, Cabrera was able defeat the incumbent by just over 1% difference in three-way race that included Yudelka Tapia.[4] Cabrera followed that by winning the general election against Republican Yessenia A. Duran and Conservative Lisa Marie Campbell.[5]


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Political offices
Preceded by
Maria Baez
New York City Council, 14th District