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Birthdate: Feb. 16, 1966
Kristin Cabral has spent her career in law. She earned a bachelor's from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Harvard University.
She clerked for a U.S. District Court judge and later became a federal prosecutor. Cabral also worked on the law faculty at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
She has been a trustee on the Fairfax County Public Library Board.
Cabral and her husband, Joe, have two children.
Kristin Cabral is making her first run for elective office, running in 2012 in Virginia's 10th Congressional District against 16-term Republican Rep. Frank Wolf.
Wolf, who represents one of Virginia's most GOP-friendly districts, which takes in Washington, D.C.'s farthest exurbs and the upper Shenandoah Valley, is routinely challenged by Democrats, many of them well funded and organized, and just as routinely, he brushes the challengers aside.
Cabral did not respond to The Associated Press' requests for an interview.
According to her campaign website, she is running for Congress because she wants to break up its "partisan gridlock." She says she will work to help small businesses with access to equity, capital and business training. She also wants to focus on eliminating fraud, waste and overspending to control the federal deficit.
Cabral says she wants to help students get an affordable higher education, and she wants to ensure that women are given proper access to the health care and other services they need to be successful mothers and professionals. She opposes any ban on abortion and she supports the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
Creating a fair tax structure is also one of Cabral's priorities, and she says she would push for cutting taxes for the middle class and getting rid of loopholes.
Source: Associated Press
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