Angela Alsobrooks wins Democratic nomination for Prince George's County Executive
Angela D. Alsobrooks has won the Democratic nomination for Prince George's County Executive.
Alsobrooks, currently the Prince George's County State's Attorney, is running to replace Rushern Baker.
Baker was hoping to secure the Democratic nomination for Maryland governor, but lost to former NAACP President Ben Jealous.
Alsobrooks was one of nine candidates in the race, including former U.S. Representative for Maryland's 4th congressional district Donna Edwards.
Alsobrooks is a life-long resident of Prince George's County, she says. She was raised in Camp Springs and now lives in Upper Marlboro.
She began her career as a Prince George’s County Assistant State’s Attorney in 1997 after graduating from the University of Maryland law school.
In 2010, she became the youngest person and first woman to be elected as the county's State’s Attorney.
Alsobrooks will face GOP candidate Jerry Mathis in November. Mathis ran uncontested.
Governor Larry Hogan's father, Lawrence J. Hogan, Sr., is the only Republican Prince George's County Executive listed in state archives. He served in that role from 1978 to 1982, and was succeeded by Parris Glendening, who went on to become governor in 1995.