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March 5, 2022
Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks endorses Wes Moore for Maryland Governor
Surprise announcement comes before crowd of hundreds at Moore’s rally and Prince George’s County office opening
Moore earns highly-coveted endorsement from heralded leader of second-largest jurisdiction in Maryland
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (March 5, 2022) – Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks endorsed Wes Moore to be the next governor of Maryland before a crowd of hundreds of supporters at a rally in Upper Marlboro, Maryland today.
“I have seen Wes Moore connect with people and bring them together to chart a vision for the future. It is clear Wes Moore has the vision, integrity, and the ability to move our state forward and deliver for families in Prince George’s County and across Maryland,” Alsobrooks said. “I believe that Wes Moore is the leader that we need in this moment, and I fully support his effort to be our next Governor.”
The rally was being hosted to celebrate the opening of Moore’s Prince George’s County field office; drawing hundreds of supporters in Prince George’s County; and featuring remarks from community leaders including Bowie Mayor Pro Tem and Councilmember Adrian Boafo (District 3), Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Braveboy, Moore’s running mate former Del. Aruna Miller, Sen. Obie Patterson (District 26), and Del. Nicole Williams (District 22).
The monumental announcement of Alsobrooks’ endorsement came in the middle of Moore’s speech at the rally, when she joined him on stage.
“This movement we are building is about bringing together great leaders across the state and working with communities to make Maryland a place where we do not leave people behind. I have long admired County Executive Angela Alsobrooks as a fierce fighter for Prince Georgians, and I am so honored for her support,” Moore said. “We are going to campaign hard together and I am eager to work with her to support families in Gorgeous Prince George’s and across Maryland now and for years to come.”
Moore – a Rhodes Scholar, U.S. Army combat veteran, bestselling author, former small business owner, and most recently CEO of one of the nation’s largest anti-poverty organizations – has distinguished himself in a crowded primary field for Maryland governor; earning high-profile endorsements, releasing comprehensive policy plans, and setting the pace in fundraising.
Elected as county executive in 2018, Alsobrooks is one of the most prominent leaders in Maryland. A lifelong Prince Georgian and Marylander, she has consistently fought for job growth, education funding, and public safety for her nearly 1 million constituents. She was elected after serving two terms as the State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County.
Alsobrooks becomes just the second sitting county executive to endorse in the democratic primary, joining Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, who also endorsed Moore.
In addition to being the only candidate in the Democratic field endorsed by sitting county executives of two major jurisdictions in Maryland, the Moore-Miller ticket has also earned support of the majority of the Baltimore City delegation, more state legislators than any other campaign, and is the only campaign to have been endorsed by a former governor – Gov. Parris Glendening, who also served three terms as Prince George’s County Executive.
Alsobrooks joins Wes Moore and Aruna Miller’s rapidly growing coalition that includes endorsements from former Governor and former Prince George’s County Executive Parris Glendening; Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman; Former Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler; Former Baltimore County Jim Smith; Sen. Antonio Hayes (District 40); Sen. Cheryl Kagan (District 17); Sen. Delores Kelley (District 10); Sen. Obie Patterson (District 26); Del. Marlon Amprey (District 40); Del. Kumar Barve (District 17); Del. Ben Barnes (District 21); Del. Lisa Belcastro (District 11); Del. Regina Boyce (District 43); Del. Chanel Branch (District 45); Del. Frank Conaway, Jr. (District 40); Del. Anne Kaiser (District 14); Del. Mike Rogers (District 32); Del. and Baltimore City Delegation Chair Stephanie Smith (District 45); Del. Melissa Wells (District 40); Del. Nicole Williams (District 22); Bowie Mayor Pro Tem & Councilmember Adrian Boafo; Baltimore City Councilmember John Bullock (District 9); Baltimore City Councilmember Zeke Cohen (District 1); Baltimore City Councilmember Mark Conway (District 4); Baltimore City Councilmember Eric Costello (District 11); Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando (At Large); Baltimore County Council Chair and Councilmember Julian Jones (District 4); Baltimore City Councilmember Phylicia Porter (District 10); Baltimore City Councilmember Odette Ramos (District 14); Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Slavin; Baltimore City Councilmember Robert Stokes (District 12); Baltimore City Councilmember James Torrence (District 7); former Maryland Democratic Party chairs Michael Cryor and Susie Turnbull; The Baltimore Fire Officers Union Local 964; and VoteVetsPAC, one of the top veterans advocacy organizations in the country.