A proud, life-long Prince Georgian, Angela was raised in Camp Springs and now resides in Upper Marlboro with her daughter, Alex.
After graduation from the University of Maryland Law School, Angela began her career as a Prince George’s County Assistant State’s Attorney in 1997, eventually becoming the county’s first full-time prosecutor assigned to handle domestic violence cases where she tried, and successfully prosecuted scores of cases against violent offenders.
In 2002, Angela was appointed by the County Executive to serve as Education Liaison, where she organized educational forums to help increase parental involvement in schools and environmental based learning opportunities.
In 2003, she was appointed the Executive Director of the county’s Revenue Authority. Under her leadership, the agency increased revenue by 40% through their parking enforcement program and some of those funds were used to help the county maintain a balanced budget during the recession.
In 2010, overcoming a two-percent name recognition against a field of candidates who had all run for public office previously, Angela, by an overwhelming margin, was elected to serve as the county’s State’s Attorney, becoming the youngest and first woman to be elected to the office in Prince George’s County.
As State’s Attorney, Angela leads a staff of 100 attorneys and 110 professional administrative staff responsible for prosecuting people accused of committing crimes. As the county’s top law enforcement official, Angela plays a key role in public safety and strives to carry out her responsibilities in a firm, fair and consistent manner.
She has increased the office’s budget by 40% and successfully fought for additional resources to ensure the office could appropriately support the needs of the community. A hallmark of Angela’s approach as State’s Attorney is to engage the community to prevent further crime. Alsobrooks has created a truancy reduction initiative that works with schools to keep kids on the right path and she started a program called Back on Track – Prince George’s aimed at giving low-level, non-violent offenders a second chance in the community.
Under her leadership, prosecution rates have risen across the board and remained steady over the last six years. Alsobrooks and her office have been a major factor in the record crime reduction the county has seen over the last four years.
Angela is also a member of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and is involved in the effort to raise breast cancer awareness in her community.