On Monday night, Jorge Cabrera, Democratic candidate for the State Senate 17th District, officially received the Party endorsement. On the second ballot, Cabrera received 30 delegate votes, which gave him a comfortable cushion above the 27 needed to receive the nod.
“Being the endorsed candidate in an honor, but it will not change one single part of how I approach this race,” Cabrera said Monday. “For us, this race is about letting the people of this district know what we stand for and that is a return to core Democratic values. We need to grow our local economies and support small businesses to create more job opportunities, we need to ensure that all of our children are receiving the best education possible, and we need to do everything in our power to allow our seniors to retire with dignity. That is what I stand for.”
Cherlyn Poindexter, Vice Chair of the Hamden DTC, expressed her support for Jorge’s victory on Monday. “I am very pleased that Jorge Cabrera won the endorsement last night,” Poindexter stated Monday. “I believe he will be a terrific new voice for our community in Hartford.”
Jim Goggin of Naugatuck shared in Poindexter’s praise. “I am supporting Jorge because he represents a return to the working class, Democratic values that our district was built on,” Goggin said Monday. “Our economy is changing here in the Valley, but it is people like Jorge that know that with the proper resources our cities and towns can thrive.”