Alsobrooks Soars to Reelection in Prince George’s Exec Primary

Alsobrooks defeated four other candidates in a sweeping victory, sealing her reelection come November.

Current Prince George’s County Executive and MACo board member Angela Alsobrooks won a decisive victory in the Prince George’s County Executive race, establishing a full majority with 90.54 percent of the vote from a five-member field with multiple candidates. The other candidates included Billy Bridges who ran for the top position in 2018, former NFL player Leigh Bolden, consumer protection expert Tonya Sweat, and activist and advocate Sherman Handy.

Prior, Alsobrooks 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.

Notably, no Republican, independent, or third-party candidates filed to run in the County Executive primary. One candidate, Joe Njuguna, is registered as unaffiliated and is eligible for the general election.

From the Washington Post coverage:

Considered a rising star in state politics, Alsobrooks opted to run for reelection instead of following encouragement from state Democrats to run for governor. She told The Post upon announcing her reelection bid that in a second term, she’d tackle inequalities in health care and the economy exposed by the pandemic, and that she wouldn’t rule out a run for a higher office in the future.

Read the full Washington Post coverage.

Please note that vote counts are incomplete. Election officials still have to count mail-in and provisional ballots. For context, more than 500,000 Marylanders requested a mail-in ballot for this year’s primary, and those remaining votes are likely to be material to many contested races. However, local boards of elections cannot begin to canvass mail-in votes until Thursday, July 21.  For editorial purposes, MACo coverage will describe any races where the top runner-up remains within 10 percent of the apparent winner(s) as “pending” and those results as “apparent.”

MACo’s election coverage and analysis relies on unofficial results published by the State Board of Elections. Official results will follow after a full accounting of pending votes. Given delays in processing an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots, MACo advises readers that any close unofficial results are subject to realignment in the days ahead.