Prince George’s County voters elected Angela Alsobrooks, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney, to be the first female County Executive.
Alsobrooks easily won the Democratic primary in June, running with no opposition after Republican opponent Jerry Mathis withdrew from the race. She will succeed Rushern Baker, who served two terms as County Executive before throwing his hat in the ring for Governor, ultimately not winning the Democratic candidacy in the primary.
A life-long resident of Prince George’s County, Alsobrooks graduated from the University of Maryland Law School and then began her career as a Prince George’s County Assistant State’s Attorney in 1997. She eventually became the county’s first full-time prosecutor assigned to handle domestic violence cases. Alsobrooks was appointed by the County Executive to serve as Education Liaison in 2002, organizing educational forums to help increase learning opportunities and parental involvement. She went on to be appointed Executive Director of the county’s Revenue Authority, increasing revenue by 40%.
In 2010, Alsobrooks was elected by an overwhelming margin to serve as the county’s State’s Attorney. She was the County’s youngest and first woman elected to that office.