A Proven Leader Prepared to Serve
Angela Alsobrooks is a proven leader and lifelong Marylander running for an open U.S. Senate seat to bring her experience and leadership to a chamber where she will be a catalyst for change. Alsobrooks currently serves as County Executive for Prince George’s County. She is the first woman to hold the position and the first Black woman elected to the position of county executive in Maryland’s history. Previously, she served as the State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, where she worked to reduce youth truancy and violent crime. Alsobrooks, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. graduated with her bachelor’s degree in public policy from Duke University, earned her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, and now lives in Upper Marlboro with her daughter, Alex.
A Champion for Women, Children, and Families
Early in her law career, Alsobrooks was hired as the first full-time domestic violence prosecutor in Prince George’s County. This experience deepened her passion for fighting for women, children, and families and ensuring that all people have access to the resources and care they need to be safe. “I loved it,” Alsobrooks says. “I loved counseling the survivors, being able to say, ‘This is not going to define the rest of your life.’” During her time as county executive, she has focused on increasing funding for education, upgrading technology to better serve residents, and working to improve services for the area’s 60,000 veterans. After the onset of the pandemic, Alsobrooks created programs that distribute meals to county residents and provide funding for restaurants and other small businesses, and she reallocated $20 million to support mental health and addiction recovery services. Under her guidance, Prince George’s County led the state in job growth for five years in a row and has remained a beacon of inspiration for the state of Maryland.
An Opportunity for Real Change in the Senate
Alsobrooks is running for the open seat currently held by retiring Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin. We cannot take Maryland for granted as a blue state: Until this year, a two-term Republican governor had high approval ratings here, and the GOP is prepared to do everything in their power to gain ground here in the fight for control of the Senate. Alsobrooks is a tough campaigner with an outstanding record of service, and she is the candidate we can count on to win and to bring a new perspective to the Senate — a chamber that has only ever had two Black women serve in it and currently has none. The EMILYs List community has the opportunity to help defend this seat and the Democratic majority and to change the face of power in the Senate.