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Councilwoman Cabrera to announce bid for Wilmington mayor

via Wilmington City Council website

City Councilwoman Maria Cabrera plans to launch a campaign for mayor of Wilmington Tuesday morning, seeking to become the first woman to hold the office.

She will become the eighth candidate to join a cramped field to challenge incumbent Dennis Williams this fall. Six Democrats have already announced - as well as independent Steven Washington.

Cabrera is currently in her first term as an at-large member of city council and is the first Hispanic woman to serve on it.

Cabrera’s formerly worked in the Wilmington Office of Cultural Affairs under former Mayor James H. Sills, Jr. She was also Director of Education and Community Relations for the Grand Opera House.

The councilwoman was also a founding member and former president of the Hispanic Business Association of Delaware. She also owns a local marketing firm.

It’s not clear which party her campaign is running under, but Cabrera is a registered Democrat.

The Democratic primary is September 12th.

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