Marisabel will be only one of two openly LGBTQ women in the Wisconsin State Assembly
Born and raised on Milwaukee’s Southside, Marisabel Cabrera’s family fought to get by and, more than once, relied on a local church for food and other necessities; thus, she became aware at a very early age that life is very difficult for those with little to fall back on. She remembers her parents constantly emphasizing that the surest way out of poverty is through good education and credits a quality public education for getting her to where she is today. Marisabel took her parents’ advice and earned a bachelor’s degree from UW-Madison and law degree from Michigan State University.
Marisabel is hardworking and committed to making her community better by serving in several capacities. She is an entrepreneur, immigration attorney, and former chair of both Milwaukee’s Fire and Police Commission and the Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s (DPW) Latino Caucus. She explains that she became a State Representative to ensure that each and every person—regardless of nationality, gender or orientation—has the same opportunities, services, and protections to prosper and safely enjoy their home and community.
Marisabel 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.