Marisabel Cabrera Incumbent

Marisabel Cabrera

Candidate for Assembly District 09

Candidate Information

Candidate Biography

Marisabel Cabrera was born and raised on Milwaukee’s South Side. Her family struggled to get by and, more than once, relied on the neighborhood church for food and other necessities. She became aware at a very early age how difficult life can be for those with little to fall back on when her family resided in Puerto Rico and survived solely on the food they planted, the animals they raised, and the clothes they made. She remember her parents constantly emphasizing that the surest way out of poverty is through a good education and she credits her quality public education for getting her to where she is today. She took her parents’ advice and she earned two bachelor’s degrees from UW-Madison and a law degree from Michigan State University. She is an entrepeneur, respected immigration attorney, and former chair of both the Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s (DPW) Latino Caucus and Milwaukee’s Fire and Police Commission. Additionally, she is a member of Voces de la Frontera, the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL), and the National Association of Latino Elected Officials. She received the Democratic Party of Milwaukee County’s 2016 Rising Star Award for her work as chair of the DPW’s Latino Caucus. In 2018, she received the Community Champion Award from Citizen Action of Wisconsin and was recognized by Madison365 as one of Wisconsin’s Most Powerful Latinos. Most recently, she was appointed Vice Chair of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators 2020 Immigration Task Force.

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