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 and the 50% reduction in violent crime over the last seven.
Angela is also a member of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and is involved in the effort to raise breast cancer awareness in her community.
As President and CEO of Strategic Solutions Center, Major Riddick works with clients and partners who focus on technology solutions and management services to improve government efficiency. As the Managing Member of Great Foods (BWI), LLC, a multiple franchise owner of quick service restaurants at BWI and Pittsburgh Airports, Major provides leadership in the day to day operations and long term strategic vision for the company.
In 1995, Major Riddick was appointed Chief of Staff for the Governor of Maryland. As Chief of Staff, Mr. Riddick was responsible for the daily operations of State government and for implementing the Governor’s priorities. During the last several months of state service he served as Chief of Technology, where he spearheaded the Governor’s mission and vision to make Maryland the true digital state, where technology is available to all of the citizens of Maryland. He also served as Chair of the Maryland Information Technology Board and the Maryland Commission for Responsible Fatherhood.
Major’s zeal for public service is evident throughout his career. He served 17 years in Prince George’s County government, working his way through the “ranks” from an entry level position in the Office of Budget and Management. After proving himself most capable, he ascended to Executive Director of the Housing Authority, Director of Housing and Community Development, Director of the Office of Budget and Management, and eventually, the highest professional position in County Government, Chief Administrative Officer. He served in that capacity for the remainder of his tenure in County Government.
Major Riddick has experienced an extraordinary amount of personal and professional success. He was the first African American to serve as the Governor’s Chief of Staff in the State of Maryland. He was also the first African American appointed Chief Administrative Officer for Prince George’s County and he has a reputation for reaching back to assist others in achieving their goals. He served two years as the National President for the National Forum for Black Public Administrators and he served on the Board of the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC). Riddick places a high priority on community service as well.
Major Riddick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Virginia Tech. He also completed the Executive Training Institute at the J.F.K School of Government, Harvard University. Riddick is the proud husband to Manervia, and a role model for their daughter, Myrica, a 2002 graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Transition Team Honorary Co-chairs
- Rosie Allen-Herring
President and CEO, United Way of the National Capital Region
- Thomas S. Bozzuto
Chairman and Co-Founder, The Bozzuto Group
- Dr. Aminta H. Breaux
President, Bowie State University
- The Honorable Anthony Brown
Congressman, US House of Representatives
- Eric Bunn, Sr.
District 14 National Vice President, American Federation of Government Employees
- Dr. Charlene M. Dukes
President, Prince George’s Community College
- Dr. Monica Goldson
Acting Chief Executive Officer, Prince George’s County Public Schools
- Thomas H. Graham
Chairman, Prince George’s County Board of License Commissioners
Founder, T.H. Graham & Associates, LLC
- David C. Harrington
President and Chief Executive Officer, Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce
Senior Policy Advisor, CommonHealth ACTION
- The Honorable Gloria G. Lawlah
Former Secretary, Maryland Department of Aging
- Dr. Wallace D. Loh
President, University of Maryland, College Park
- Doyle Mitchell
President and CEO, Industrial Bank
- Andrew Pantelis
4th District Vice President, International Association of Fire Fighters
- The Honorable Joseline Peña-Melnyk
Delegate, Maryland Legislative District 21
- The Honorable Paul G. Pinsky
Senator, Maryland Legislative District 22
- The Honorable Todd M. Turner
Vice Chair, Prince George’s County Council, District 4
- David M. Velazquez
President and CEO, Pepco Holdings