Daily Record Staff//February 28, 2023
//February 28, 2023
Throughout her political career, Angela Alsobrooks has made history.
When she was elected to the top political seat in Prince George’s County in 2018, she was the first woman to earn the job. She was also the first Black woman elected county executive in the state’s history.
Alsobrooks served as Prince George’s County’s State’s Attorney from 2011 to 2018 becoming the youngest person and first woman to be elected. She had previously served the county as an assistant state’s attorney from 1997 to 2002. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Duke University in public policy and her Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
One of the first to endorse Wes Moore in his gubernatorial campaign, Alsobrooks served as co-chair of his transition team after his November election.
What is the biggest challenge facing government leaders in Maryland?
We are all still working to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, which exacerbated many issues that were already impacting our communities. Housing and food insecurity have only grown since the onset of the pandemic. Children across Maryland are suffering from learning loss due to the pandemic. It’s now even more urgent to address healthcare disparities that made communities like Prince George’s sicker from the virus. While these are difficult challenges for Maryland, I’m confident we can overcome them if we continue to work together.
This profile is part of The Daily Record's Power Government & Lobbyist list for 2023. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. See the full list at thedailyrecord.com>.