Andrea J. Cabral (born 1959) is a lawyer and the Sheriff of Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
In 2002, after the Stern Commission, headed by Donald K. Stern, called for reform in the Sheriff’s Department, she was appointed sheriff by Governor Jane Swift. Cabral won election in 2004 as the Sheriff of Suffolk County, Massachusetts, and was the first female in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts history to hold the position.
On December 12, 2012, she was appointed as Secretary of Public Safety in the Cabinet of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and will resign as Sheriff in order to accept that post.
Famous quotes containing the word cabral:
“his fear of the word veil;
and in the shape of a ship,
still another who slept.”
—Joáo Cabral De Melo Neto (b. 1920)