Jorge Cabrera was raised by hard working parents who sacrificed a great deal to give him a life full of opportunity. He graduated from Quinnipiac University in 1998 with a degree in Political Science. At Quinnipiac he met and fell in love with his wife Rebecca. After college, Jorge worked as an aide to the Speaker of the House in the Connecticut General Assembly. In 2001, Jorge and Rebecca were married. In 2002, they settled in Hamden to start a family. Jorge worked for the Carpenters Labor Management Program and Rebecca began her career as a public school teacher in Bridgeport. In 2005, they welcomed twin boys, Jorge and Gabe. With Rebecca taking a leave of absence from her job as a teacher the young couple struggled to make ends meet. In order to provide for his family, Jorge accepted a position as an International Representative with the 1.3 million member United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. He traveled around the country helping workers gain respect and dignity on the job. In 2008, he worked as an organizer in battleground states to help Barack Obama get elected President. Tired of life on the road and the strain it caused his family, Jorge decided to seek employment in Connecticut. Today, he serves as a Business Representative and Director of Organizing for the 7,000 member United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 919 in Farmington. His wife, Rebecca, is a School Principal in Bridgeport. Jorge’s two sons also attend Hamden’s public schools.