Alsobrooks Earns Strong Victory in Prince George’s Exec Primary

Current State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks won a decisive victory in the Prince George’s County Executive race, establishing a full majority with nearly 62% of the vote from a nine-member field with multiple credentialed candidates. Among the other candidates included former Congressional representative Donna Edwards, current State Senator C. Anthony Muse, and one-time Lieutenant Governor Sam Bogley.

Alsobrooks has served since 2014 as Prince George’s County State’s Attorney, the first woman and the youngest official to serve in that role. After graduation from the University of Maryland Law School, Angela began her career as a Prince George’s County Assistant State’s Attorney in 1997, eventually becoming the county’s first full-time prosecutor assigned to handle domestic violence cases where she tried, and successfully prosecuted scores of cases against violent offenders. She has also served as an education liaison for Prince George’s County.

From the Washington Post coverage:

“We are so looking forward to moving our county forward,” ­Alsobrooks told cheering supporters Tuesday night.

“I have heard you loudly and clearly. More than anything, I know Prince Georgians,” said ­Alsobrooks, who promised to address residents’ concerns about county schools.

Republican Jerry Mathis will also be on the ballot in November, but in heavily Democratic Prince George’s, the primary is tantamount to winning the election.

See the Washington Post election night coverage.

See the Maryland State Board of Elections site for full Prince George’s County results.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties