Jay Blas Jacob Cabrera
|Jay Blas Jacob Cabrera|
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|U.S. House, California, District 19|
|Bachelor's||UC Santa Cruz|
Cabrera earned his undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies and Biology from UC Santa Cruz. His professional career includes his work as a social entrepreneur with a non-profit, business, political organizations and grass roots community organizing with a multitude of organizations and movements, most recently including the Occupy Movement.
Cabrera ran for election to the Santa Cruz City Council in 2008. He ran again in 2010 for the California State Assembly's 24th district as a write-in candidate. He then ran for San Francisco Mayor in 2011 as a write-in candidate.
"This is a difficult one to answer shortly, but simply stated my goal is the transformation of governance structures from our 200 year old slow and bureaucratic system, into one that is based on interactive technologies to bring our governance structures into the 21st century. If successful, when my work is complete, our government will function at the fast and accelerating pace that our society is currently functioning at, with non-stop real-time interactivity utilizing the internet, cell phones, and snail mail."
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