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Posted on: November 7, 2018

[ARCHIVED] County Executive Begins Transition of Power to County Executive-Elect Angela Alsobrooks

Baker vows to work collaboratively with Alsobrooks to ensure a smooth transition

Upper Marlboro, MD – Yesterday, Angela Alsobrooks was elected as the 8th County Executive of Prince George’s County, and will become the first female County Executive in the County’s history. Today, current Prince George’s County Executive, Rushern L. Baker, III, announced his commitment to ensuring that there is a smooth transition of Executive Branch power in Prince George’s County. Baker vowed to work collaboratively with the Alsobrooks transition team as they prepare to take office on Monday, December 3, 2018.

“I want to congratulate Angela Alsobrooks and the people of Prince George’s County on yesterday’s historic and important election yesterday,” said County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. “We have elected a proven leader to be our 8th County Executive who is committed to making this the best county in this state as well as the nation. I want the people of Prince George’s County to know that I am going to do everything within my power to ensure that she and her team are provided with all the information they need to hit the ground running on December 3rd. I am confident that Angela Alsobrooks will be a great County Executive and this transition period is an important step towards ensuring her administration is ready to take this county to new heights.”

Rushern L. Baker, III was elected as Prince George’s County’s 7th County Executive in 2010 and has served two terms as County Executive. Under the Baker Administration the county has:

  • Seen crime drop more than 50% since 2011
  • Maintained its AAA Bond rating
  • Bounced back from the great recession and housing crisis
  • Consistently led the state in job creation
  • Experienced over $10 billion in economic development
  • Secured funding to build a new regional medical center scheduled to open in 2021
  • Significantly increased funding and support to public schools, the community college and public library system
  • Ranked #1 in recycling in the State
  • Ranked #3 in the state in travel and tourism economy


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