Fernando Cabrera (politician)
|Member of the New York City Council from the 14th District|
|Assumed office |
January 1, 2010
|Preceded by||Maria Baez|
|Born||April 18, 1964|
The Bronx, New York
|Alma mater||Southern California College (B.A.)|
Liberty University (M.A.)
Argosy University (Ed.D.)
Fernando Cabrera (born April 18, 1964) is an American politician in the Bronx, New York. A Democrat, he currently represents the 14th District in the New York City Council, including the neighborhoods of Claremont Village, Fordham, Kingsbridge, Marble Hill, Morris Heights, Mount Eden, Mount Hope and University Heights.
Cabrera was born in The Bronx to a Dominican father and Puerto Rican mother. He received a B.A. in Religion from Southern California College, a M.A. in Counseling from Liberty University and Doctorate in Education from Argosy University.
Fernando Cabrera has served as the New York City Council Member representing the 14th district in the Bronx since January 2010. His leadership positions in the NYC Council include Chair, Juvenile Justice Committee and Co-chair of the Gun Violence Task Force and former chair of the Technology Committee. Cabrera is a member of the Black, Latino & Asian Caucus.
In 2009 City Council Member for the 14th Council District in the Bronx, 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 Democratic nomination. But with the backing of The Bronx Democratic Committee  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. Cabrera followed that by winning the general election against Republican Yessenia A. Duran and Conservative Lisa Marie Campbell. He won reelection in 2013.
On September 12, 2017, Cabrera won 55% of the vote in the New York Democratic Primary election, to 35% for challenger Randy Abreu and 10% for Felix Perdomo.
|2009||Democratic Primary||√ Fernando Cabrera 38.53%|
Maria Baez 37.16%
Yudelka Tapia 24.31%
|2009||General||√ Fernando Cabrera (D) 87.58%|
Yessenia A. Duran (R) 10.59%
Lisa Marie Campbell (Conservative) 1.83%
|2013||Democratic Primary||√ Fernando Cabrera 74.83%|
Israel Martinez 25.18%
|2013||General||√ Fernando Cabrera (D) 95.36%|
Stanley Butler (R) 3.50%
Alan H. Reed (Conservative) 1.05%
|2014||Democratic Primary||√ Gustavo Rivera 59.31%|
Fernando Cabrera 40.70%
|2016||Democratic Primary||√ Gustavo Rivera 62.97%|
Fernando Cabrera 37.93%
|2017||Democratic Primary||√ Fernando Cabrera 54.7%|
Randy Abreu 35.0%
Felix Perdomo 10.2%
- "Kappstatter: Dem party pick Cabrera no wascally Pedro". Retrieved 7 September 2017.
- Primary Election 2009 Democratic Member of the City Council 14th Council District, September 15, 2009
- "Our Campaigns - New York City Council 14 Race - Nov 03, 2009". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
- "Fernando Cabrera Blames 'Liberal Media' for Senate Loss". Observer. 2014-09-10. Retrieved 2015-09-23.
- "Rivera Wins Contentious Primary for Bronx Senate Seat". Retrieved 7 September 2017.
- "J. Gustavo Rivera - Ballotpedia". Retrieved 7 September 2017.
| New York City Council, 14th District