Angela D. Alsobrooks ~ Prince George's County Executive

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Dedicated to Prince George’s County

Angela is a proud, lifelong Prince Georgian and Marylander. She graduated with her B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University and her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law. Angela is a member of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and is involved in the effort to raise breast cancer awareness in her community. Angela resides in Upper Marlboro with her daughter, Alex.


 

Breaking Barriers

In 2010, Angela was elected to serve as State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, becoming the youngest and first woman to be elected to the office in the County. In 2018, Angela was elected as the 8th County Executive for Prince George’s County, the first woman to hold the position. Angela is also the first Black woman elected to the position of County Executive in Maryland’s history.

 

Despite breaking barriers herself, Angela is committed to ensuring that she is never the last to hold the positions she is in. She consistently mentors young women and works to create opportunities for other women in a variety of fields.

Moving Prince George’s County Forward

Angela took office as County Executive in December 2018. As County Executive, Angela’s administration is committed to providing a world-class education system, safe communities and a robust economy that creates jobs and opportunities for all and increases the commercial tax base to ensure residents are provided with the services they deserve.

During her first year in office, Angela led a government that increased education funding, allowing reductions in class size and support for almost 5,000 Pre-K students. She submitted a budget that added additional personnel to agencies and upgraded technology across government to ensure efficient, effective service delivery to residents. She also created the Office of Veterans Affairs, the first of its kind in the state, to ensure our 60,000 veterans receive the resources they deserve. Angela doubled the size of the county’s Summer Youth Enrichment Program, providing more than 6,000 summer jobs to young people ages 14-22. Additionally, under her leadership, the county continued to be the economic engine in the state, retaining its Triple-A bond rating and leading the state in job growth for the fifth consecutive year.

During her second year in office, Angela has been laser-focused on supporting the needs of Prince Georgians during an unprecedented pandemic, and setting the county on a path to recover from the effects of the pandemic stronger than it has ever been before. To alleviate growing food insecurity, Angela created the Stand Up & Deliver program that provides weekly distributions of groceries and meals to residents. She has launched several programs to support the immediate needs of residents and businesses, including more than $40 million in grants to restaurants and other small businesses, and a nearly $40 million Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Angela has also helped stabilize the county’s economy during the pandemic, with the majority of key economic development projects continuing to move forward and the county once again retaining its Triple-A bond rating.

Angela is also working to ensure equity across all areas of Prince George’s County, especially in healthcare and policing. Angela sent enabling legislation to the Prince George’s County Council in 2020 to reallocate $20 million from a public safety training facility to build a behavioral health facility for mental health and addiction services. Voters agreed with Angela in the November 2020 election, and that project to build the facility continues moving forward. Angela also created the Police Reform Work Group to conduct a thorough study and review of the County Police Department. Community advocates and public officials with backgrounds in law enforcement, police reform and civil rights developed 50 recommendations for the Department after the thorough review and input from the community. Angela accepted 46 of those recommendations and is currently overseeing their implementation to help the County Police Department become a model for the nation.

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Record as State’s Attorney
 

Angela served two terms as Prince George’s County State’s Attorney from 2010-2018. As the County’s top law enforcement official, Angela played a key role in public safety and strived to carry out her responsibilities in a firm, fair and consistent manner. She fought for additional resources to ensure the office could appropriately support the needs of the community.

One of the first units Angela created when she took office as State’s Attorney was the Special Prosecutions Unit, the first of its kind in the office to investigate and prosecute police and official misconduct. She created a truancy reduction initiative that worked with schools to keep kids on the right path and also started a program called Back on Track – Prince George’s, aimed at giving first-time, low-level, non-violent, felony drug dealers a second chance in the community. Under her leadership, prosecution rates rose across the board and remained steady during her tenure, and violent crime declined by 50 percent in the county.

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A History of Public Service

Angela knew from an early age that she wanted to give back to the community that raised her and give a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. She 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.

In 2002, Angela was appointed by the County Executive to serve as Education Liaison, where she organized educational forums to help increase parental involvement in schools and environmental-based learning opportunities. In 2003, she was appointed the Executive Director of the county’s Revenue Authority. Under her leadership, the agency increased revenue by 40% through its parking enforcement program and some of those funds were used to help the county maintain a balanced budget during the recession.

One of the first units Angela created when she took office as State’s Attorney was the Special Prosecutions Unit, the first of its kind in the office to investigate and prosecute police and official misconduct. She created a truancy reduction initiative that worked with schools to keep kids on the right path and also started a program called Back on Track – Prince George’s, aimed at giving first-time, low-level, non-violent, felony drug dealers a second chance in the community. Under her leadership, prosecution rates rose across the board and remained steady during her tenure, and violent crime declined by 50 percent in the county.