| Maria Baez|
| April 18, 1964 (age 51)
The Bronx, New York (1964-04-18) |
Southern California College (B.A.)
Liberty University (M.A.)
Argosy University (D.C.)
Argosy University, Liberty University
Republican Party, Democratic Party
Gustavo Rivera, James Vacca, Ritchie Torres
Fernando Cabrera (politician) Wikipedia
Fernando Cabrera (born April 18, 1964) is a Democratic Party politician in the Bronx, New York. 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.
Cabrera is the senior pastor of New Life Outreach International in the Kingsbridge area of the Bronx. He is the former program director for the Mental Health and Counseling program at Mercy College.
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.
In July 2017, Cabrera said in a speech that "being rich is harder than being poor, because you have more responsibilities".
In 2014, Cabrera challenged Senator Gustavo Rivera in the Democratic primary, but lost 60% to 40%. Cabrera challenged Rivera again in 2016, but lost by a larger margin, 63% to 37%.