9/28/2010, 11:41 a.m.
Dorchester native Freda Brasfield has been tapped to manage Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral’s re-election campaign. Brasfield is the Regional Coordinator for Mayor Thomas Menino’s Office of Neighborhood Services and will take a leave of absence beginning Friday, Oct. 1.
“Freda’s fantastic with a well-deserved reputation for getting the job done right,” Cabral said in a release. “She’s a savvy political veteran, fast on her feet and a perfect choice to lead this campaign.”
A longtime political activist and community organizer, Brasfield has worked on campaigns for Presidents Barack Obama and William Jefferson Clinton, the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, Gov. Deval Patrick, Mayor Menino and numerous local races.
“I’m very excited about the opportunity to work with the sheriff.” said Brasfield. “She motivates, inspires and sets such a great example for what can be accomplished in political office.”
As the Dorchester/Mattapan Regional Coordinator for the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, Brasfield supervises the delivery of services from city departments.
Brasfield also acts as a primary contact for constituent services for city residents through service requests, neighborhood meetings and emergency responses.
Prior to her role within the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, she worked as a construction monitor for the Boston Residents Jobs Policy Office, where she enforced Boston’s resident, minority and female hiring goals. She has also worked as an accounting manager for the Massachusetts Electrical Contractors Association and is a member of the NAACP.