Mathis Drops Out of Prince George’s County Executive Race, Will Endorse Alsobrooks

Jerry Mathis, the Republican candidate for Prince George’s County executive, has declined to accept his party’s nomination and will instead endorse his former opponent, Angela Alsobrooks.

The withdraw leaves Alsobrooks, a Democrat, as the only candidate for county executive.

According to Maryland Matters:

A lifelong Democrat, Mathis said he switched parties and became a candidate to give voters in the overwhelmingly Democratic county more choices. He told Maryland Matters that he decided to endorse Alsobrooks after a chance meeting with her father, Mac Alsobrooks, at a polling place.

“We knew the same people,” Mathis said. “There was a bonding there. And I began to see Angela through the eyes of her father. Then I saw the closeness between her and her father. And I said, ‘You know what, if this woman is anything like her father, that’s a person that I can depend on to help bring about the vision that I’ve always fought for in this county.’”

The Prince George’s County Republican central committee has until September 6th to nominate a replacement candidate.

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