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In November 2018, Angela, a proud, lifelong Prince Georgian, was elected as the 8th County Executive for Prince George’s County and the first woman to hold the position. Her administration is committed to providing a world-class education system, safe communities and a robust economy that creates jobs and opportunities for all and increases the commercial tax base to ensure residents are provided with the services they deserve.
During her first year in office, Angela led a government that increased education funding, allowing reductions in class size and support for almost 5,000 Pre-K students. She submitted a budget that added additional personnel to agencies and upgraded technology across government to ensure efficient, effective service delivery to residents. She also created the Office of Veterans Affairs, the first of its kind in the State, to ensure the County’s 60,000 veterans receive the resources they deserve. Additionally, under her leadership, the County continued to be the economic engine in the State, retaining its Triple-A bond rating.
After entering into her second year in office, Angela and her administration were challenged with the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic. She remained committed to the health and well-being of Prince Georgians, ensuring residents and businesses impacted by the pandemic received assistance by distributing several hundred million dollars in grant programs to residents, small businesses, restaurants, hotels, daycare providers, and more.
Angela also created the Stand Up & Deliver Program to provide free groceries and meals to residents and worked to ensure that the County successfully launched the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, providing tens of millions of dollars in rental assistance to residents to prevent evictions. Finally, to ensure Prince Georgians had access to the COVID-19 vaccine, the County launched a comprehensive vaccination program that provided over 1.2 million vaccines to residents in one year.
Despite facing the many challenges of the pandemic, Angela continued working for Prince Georgians. Her administration secured more than $1.6 billion in State aid for Prince George’s County during the Maryland General Assembly in 2021, a record amount of State aid for the County in a single session. She created the Police Reform Work Group to develop insightful recommendations on police reform, and her administration is in the process of implementing 46 of those recommendations. She hired a new Police Chief who is a national leader in community policing, while making sure all patrol officers in the Police Department were equipped with body worn cameras by the end of her second year.
She also allocated funding for the first behavioral health facility in the County, ensuring those suffering from mental illness and addiction can receive care from healthcare professionals in a setting that is conducive to healing. Angela truly believes that Prince George’s County is the Crown Jewel of Maryland and is committed to delivering on the promises she made to Prince Georgians at the start of her administration.
Angela knew from an early age that she wanted to give back to the community that raised her and give a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. After graduating with her B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University and her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, 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.
In 2010, Angela 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 the County’s top law enforcement officer, she played a key role in public safety and strived to carry out her responsibilities in a firm, fair and consistent manner. Under her leadership, prosecution rates rose across the board and remained steady during her tenure.
Angela is a member of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She resides in Upper Marlboro with her daughter, Alex.