Angela Deneece Alsobrooks (born February 23, 1971) is an American politician and lawyer. A member of the Democratic Party, she was elected county executive of Prince George's County, Maryland, in 2018 after serving two terms as state's attorney for the county.
Early life and education
Alsobrooks was raised in Camp Springs, Maryland, and attended Benjamin Banneker High School in the District of Columbia. She earned her bachelor's in public policy at Duke University in 1993, and her J.D. degree from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1996.
After graduating, she worked as an assistant state's attorney in Prince George's County from 1997 to 2002 where she was assigned to handle domestic violence cases. In 2002, she left the state's attorney office to become education liaison for then-County Executive Jack B. Johnson and, in 2004, Alsobrooks was appointed executive director of the county revenue authority.
Prince George's State's Attorney
Alsobrooks was first elected Prince George's state's attorney in 2010 and subsequently reelected in 2014. During her time in office, the violent crime rate in the county declined by 50 percent. Alsobrook sought and secured funding to increase the number of attorneys in the office and increased conviction rates.
Prince George's County Executive
Following the outgoing County Executive being term limited, on July 2017, Alsobrooks announced her intention to run for County Executive. In the 2018 Democratic Primary, Alsobrooks won with 61.79% of the vote, defeating eight other candidates, including former Congresswoman Donna Edwards and State Senator C. Anthony Muse.
In the 2018 general election, Alsobrooks was unopposed, earning 98.9% of the vote. Upon election, Alsobrooks became the first woman to be elected County Executive for Prince George's County.
Alsobrooks lives in Upper Marlboro with her daughter. She is a soror of Delta Sigma Theta and is active in promoting breast cancer awareness.