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2016 MLK Unity Breakfast

Andrea Cabral

Andrea Cabral
The 2016 MLK Unity breakfast featured speaker Andrea Cabral.

Andrea J. Cabral was sworn in to Governor Deval Patrick’s Cabinet on January 23, 2013 as the Executive Secretary of Public Safety, where she served until February 2015.  As Secretary, she oversaw 14 public safety agencies, including the Massachusetts State Police, the State Department of Correction, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, the State Parole Board and the Massachusetts National Guard.  From 2002 to 2013, she was the Sheriff of Suffolk County and the first female sheriff in Massachusetts’ history. Initially appointed to the position in 2002, she won election in 2004 and re-election in 2010.   She is a past president and past vice-president of the Massachusetts Sheriffs Association.

She is a graduate of Boston College and Suffolk University Law School.