In 2010, by an overwhelming margin, the citizens of Prince George’s County elected Angela Alsobrooks to serve as the county’s State’s Attorney. This is her first elected office and she is the first woman to be elected to the office in Prince George’s County. She is a life-long county resident.
As State’s Attorney, Ms. Alsobrooks leads a staff of 90 attorneys and 100 professional administrative staff responsible for prosecuting people accused of committing crimes. She plays a key role in public safety and strives to carry out her responsibilities as the county’s top prosecutor in a firm, fair and consistent manner.
Under her leadership, prosecution rates have risen across the board over the last three years, including a 17 percent increase in the homicide prosecution rate, which now stands at 93 percent, and a 7 percent increase in the sex crimes prosecution rate, which now stands at 85 percent.
After completing her public policy degree at Duke University, and earning her law degree from the University of Maryland, Ms. Alsobrooks was hired to serve as the county’s first full-time Assistant State’s Attorney dedicated to prosecuting perpetrators of domestic violence. She tried scores of cases and successfully prosecuted violent offenders. She has extensive District Court and Circuit Court trial experience.
Before she was a prosecutor, she clerked for two highly respected law firms: DLA Piper and DeCaro, Doran. She also clerked for Judge William Quarles (then on the Circuit Court of Maryland, now a United States District Court judge) and Judge Donna Hill Staton.
Prior to her election, Ms. Alsobrooks served the county as an education liaison for the county and then as executive director of the Prince George’s County Revenue Authority. That agency is responsible for facilitating economic development, financing capital improvement programs in the county and collecting revenues generated from public parking facilities.
She has been named one of the Top 100 Maryland Women by the Daily Record (2014); received the Virginia Mahoney Memorial Award from the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (2014); the Gertrude Rush Award from the National Bar Association (2014); the Community of Hope Award from Community of Hope AME Church (2013); the Leadership in Law Award from the Maryland Daily Record (2012); was named Citizen of the Year by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (2011 and 2012); and the YMCA of Greater Washington gave her the Voice of Courage Award (2012) for her work in reducing childhood sexual abuse.
Ms. Alsobrooks resides in Upper Marlboro with her daughter. She is a member of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She is involved in the effort to raise breast cancer awareness in her community.