As a life-long public servant, Angela Alsobrooks has focused on creating jobs and growing economic opportunity, investing in education and breaking ground on 10 new schools, expanding access to health care, mental health and addiction treatment, and youth outreach.
Alsobrooks was born and raised in Prince George’s County. After graduating from Duke University and the University of Maryland School of Law, she worked as a law clerk in the Howard County Circuit Court, and later the Baltimore City Circuit Court, before becoming the first full-time Assistant State’s Attorney to handle domestic violence cases in Prince George’s County. In 2010, she became the first woman to be elected Prince George’s County State’s Attorney. In 2018, Alsobrooks was elected Prince George’s County Executive, the first woman to hold the position and the first Black woman elected to the office of County Executive in Maryland history.
Alsobrooks is a supporter of J Street’s values. She supports the 2018 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and also supports aid to the Palestinian people. She has advocated for “a negotiated peace resulting in a two-state solution that protects Israel’s identity as a democracy and Jewish homeland, while also protecting Palestinian human rights and fulfilling the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people to self-determination.” Alsobrooks opposes “any actions by either side that could harm the prospects of peace,” including settlement expansion and annexation.