AARP SUITLAND MARYLAND
PG County Executive
Angela D. Alsobrooks (incumbent)
Angela is a proud, lifelong Prince Georgian and Marylander. She graduated with her B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University and her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law. Angela is a member of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and is involved in the effort to raise breast cancer awareness in her community. In 2010, Angela was elected to serve as State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, becoming the youngest and first woman to be elected to the office in the County. In 2018, Angela was elected as the 8th County Executive for Prince George’s County, the first woman to hold the position. Angela is also the first Black woman elected to the position of County Executive in Maryland’s history.
Billy W. Bridges
I have been a resident of Prince George’s County since 1994. I was born and raised in the State of Mississippi, during the height of the Civil Rights Movement and Racial Segregation. I served in the United States Air Force in San Antonio, Texas where my training included Accounting and Finance, Auditing, and Law Enforcement. I receivedan academic scholarship to Mississippi Valley State University, a small Historically Black College and University (HBCU). I earned my B.A. in Political Science in 1986, with honor. Following a short stint with the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs, I accepted a position with the Prince George’s County Public Schools, where I have worked as a paraprofessional educator, classroom teacher, administrator, and IT Specialist. I have been an active employee for over 24 years.
Sherman R. Hardy
Sherman Hardy, an American Veteran of the Air Force, received his degree in Emergency and Disaster Management and began working at FEMA HQ as an Emergency Manager where he trained to command large-scale complex incidents, Emergency Operation Centers and Area Commands. At FEMA he developed guidance tools that helped communities handle their preparedness challenges and also how to implement incident management systems. At FEMA he also managed NIMS, a guide for all levels of government, NGOs and private sector on how to work together, how to prevent, respond, recover and mitigate incidents. Sherman has worked in procurement and budget departments in the federal government and also many years of law enforcement experience
She is an entrepreneur, community activist, and child advocate. Tonya is the managing member of Sweatism Consulting LLC, providing consulting and legal services in federal consumer protection, financial literacy, employment law, and organizational and leadership development. Tonya is currently the vice president and life member of the South County Economic Development Association, Inc. She is a former board member and consultant to the Coalition for Public Safety Training in Schools, Inc. Tonya was the president of the PTSA of the Oxon Hill Clippers, Inc. and served as the vice president for advocacy of the Maryland PTA. Tonya also served on several committees at the Maryland State Department of Education. She is a life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc. in addition to several academic and professional organizations, societies, and associations.
Congressional District 4, Representative in Congress
Angela M. Angel
Angela Angel was born in South Bend, Indiana. She earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Hampton University and a law degree from the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. Angel's career experience includes working as an attorney.
James Levi Curtis
I started my political career here in Suitland as a member of the Civic Association at the age of 16. I had first-hand experience in seeing a community come together to solve problems. This showed me that the community and elected officials could work together. That is why I am running to bring some much-needed economic relief to the district but also be a great example. I want to inspire our district from the youth to the elders that finally someone is running who cares about them and not special interests.
Donna F. Edwards
Congresswoman Donna Edwards grew up in a military family, graduating from Thomas Stone High School in Charles County, Maryland. She earned her B.A. degree in English and Spanish from Wake Forest University in 1980, and received her J.D. degree in 1989 from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. For nearly 40 years, Donna has made her home in the Oxon Hill-Fort Washington area where she raised her son. In 2008, Donna became the first Black woman elected to represent Maryland in Congress.
Matthew F. Fogg
Matthew Fogg is a Washington, D.C. area life long resident.
Matthew attended Marshal University in Huntington, West Virginia and was involved in many activities to include the campus sports, television, newspaper and president of a campus organization and a political spokesman. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration in 1976. Matthew worked as an electrician in his summer months during his college years and remained in that field until his employment with the United States Marshal Service. His career and duty station as a Deputy U.S. Marshal began in the District of Columbia. His outstanding accomplishments, superior performance and accolades are numerous to say the least and are well documented by the U.S. Marshal Service and the U.S. Justice Department.
His record reflects outstanding recognition for direct involvement in major Law Enforcement Trials, Fugitive Arrests and Operations
Glenn F. Ivey
Glenn Ivey has served on Capitol Hill as chief counsel to the Senate Majority Leader, as counsel to Senator Paul Sarbanes during the Whitewater investigations, majority counsel to the Senate Banking Committee, and on the staff of Rep. John Conyers (D-MI). He also worked for U.S. Attorney Eric Holder as an assistant U. S. attorney, and as chair of Maryland’s Public Service Commission. He is ready to get things done in Washington. He served on County Executive Angela Alsobrooks’ Police Reform Taskforce in 2020 as chair of the committee that examined the police department’s internal policies.
Dr. Loeb built the first website at every level from the White House to the City of Cambridge while pursuing his MIT PhD in cognitive & computational neuroscience. He subsequently served as the analytics lead for a winning Presidential campaign. As a political appointee in the DoD, Dr. Loeb established the operational test requirements for the DoD and VA's integrated electronic health records system. Dr Loeb currently assists state and federal agencies implement AI and machine learning.
Mission and Purpose is to enlighten and educate my fellow citizens to the dangers of not holding our Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of government accountable to our Constitution, which is the rule of law. Oaths of Office are required of each public servant and act as a contract of their employment / civic obligation / and duty as guardians of our Constitutution.
Prince George's County At-Large Candidates
Rudy D. Anthony was raised in Prince George’s County, MD. After graduating from Charles Herbert Flowers High School in 2006, he attended Prince George’s Community College. After some soul searching, he joined the United States Marine Corps, serving honorably at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point as an Information Systems Technician.
After completing his tour of duty, Rudy returned to Bowie, MD to begin a new chapter in his life. Once home Rudy attended the University of the District of Columbia, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, and advancing his career as a Cyber Security Engineer by working for multiple federal agencies. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Homeland Security
Leo Bachi Eyombo
Columbia University (NY) Ed.D. Health & Behavior Columbia University (NY) M.A. Health Policy Columbia University (NY) MSc. Public Health Columbia University (NY) Cert/Tech Instructional tech Morgan State University (MD) M.B.A. Business Administration Howard University (DC) MS. Health Education Lyceum Northwestern University O.D. Doctor of Optometry Catholic University of America (DC) Pre-Medical Science Suitland High School (MD) Diploma/Honors.
I am running for public office because the world is evolving and (We) the people of Prince Georges’ county need to be proactive in accommodating and implementing the best laws and regulations to improve the lives of our citizens. Please join me in strengthening our government and developing this great county.
Samuel Elira, Sr.
Mr. Elira holds a Juris Doctor from Western Michigan Cooley Law School and a Bachelor of Science from the Bowie State University in Criminal Justice. While pursuing his law degree, Mr. Elira worked as a law clerk for an outstanding Judge for the 29th Circuit Court in St. Johns, Michigan. Mr. Elira later worked in the “Lifers Division” in the State Appellate Defender's Office in Michigan. There, Mr. Elira provided effective representation to indigent defenders. He worked closely with prosecutors to better assist said indigent defenders in negotiating their resentencing following the United States Supreme Court ruling in the Miller v. Alabama case, in which the Court held that mandatory sentence of life without the possibility of parole was unconstitutional for juvenile offenders. Moreover, Mr. Elira served as the President of the Student Bar Association on Western Michigan Cooley Law School's Auburn Hill campus.
Mel earned his B.A. degree in political science from the University of South Carolina, in 1998, and his Juris Doctorate from Duke University School of Law in 2001.
Having heard about the revitalization occurring in Prince George’s County and the opportunities it provided, Mel moved to the County after law school. He served for over four years as a Federal Attorney with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) where he fought against the kind of illegal business practices that raise the prices of groceries, health care, prescription drugs, job services, and many other goods and services most Americans budget for carefully.
He left federal service and worked at the private law firm Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP.
But after two years, Mel followed his true calling and returned to public service as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Maryland where he continued to fight to improve the quality of health care and get resources to communities in need.
Stanford Fraser is a candidate for Prince George’s County Council At-Large. Stanford grew up in Prince George’s County and attended Howard University, where he volunteered in the successful campaign to repeal the Death Penalty in Maryland. Upon graduation, Stanford attended Harvard Law School, where he spent his second and third years of law school representing low-income tenants and homeowners facing eviction in Boston Housing Court. After law school, Stanford served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Judge McDonald on the Maryland Court of Appeals. Since 2017, he has worked as a public defender in Prince George’s County.
Prince George’s County Council Member At-Large Calvin S. Hawkins, II, was elected by the voters of the entire County to one of two new voter-approved At-Large seats on the County Council in the November 2018 General Election. He will serve a four-year term and represent the interests of the entire County.
Council Member Hawkins, a graduate of Oxon Hill High School and Bowie Statue University, is a citizen's advocate who leads The People's Movement of the Democratic Party. Currently, the Councilman serves as the Chair of the Prince George’s County Council and is the lead sponsor on the Re-entry Advisory Board tasked with realigning
the County’s entire re-entry process in partnership with County agencies, non-profits, law
enforcement and faith-based organizations. From civic activities to political engagement, to
community preparedness for emergencies, he has been involved in every facet of Prince
George's County and the Washington Metropolitan Region over the last 28 years
I have accepted the challenge to run for Prince George's County Council at-large seat and represent the entire Prince George's County at a higher level of trust and service. Serving the community and the needs of the children in our schools are my priorities. I will work vigorously with the Board of Education and Superintendent of schools in the best interests of Prince George's County and students whenever appropriate. This is not about politics, just support for our students, teachers, and public schools! My entire life has involved service. From my 20 years in the United States Air Force, this taught me discipline, teamwork, and developed me as a leader. Those qualities led to my next career in the United States Government as a security professional. My track record is one that proves you can count on me.
District 6 Councilman Candidates
Wala Blegay has been a Prince George’s County resident for over 20 years and is an advocate who has fought for Civil Rights, Women’s Rights and Workers’ Rights. She is currently counsel for the DC Nurses Association, a talk show host for the Chat With a Lawyer TV Show, which provides free legal advice to the residents of Prince George’s County, Maryland. and an adjunct professor at American University Washington College of Law. She recently ran for State Delegate in District 25 in Prince George’s County, MD.
Since 2014, Wala has been the staff attorney for the DC Nurses Association where she advocates to improve the working environment for nurses. She enrolled in the Union Summer program in 2005 while in college where sje participated in strikes, organizing campaigns and demonstrations. During the program, she organized the Metropolitan Museum of Art kiosk workers in New York. Although the union lost that election, she learned what it took to empower workers to work in solidarity with their colleagues to improve their working conditions. Shortly after college, she worked for AFSCME on their homecare and daycare workers campaign and she decided she wanted to join the movement and become a Union lawyer. She worked for the AFL-CIO and SEIU while in law school and for the NLRB after law school.
Barbara Holt Streeter
Wife, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, mentor, entrepreneur, public relations and protocol professional, author, health and wellness advocate and a woman of faith who loves to laugh, dance and dine! A committed servant leader who cares, and is concerned about her community. She has been #PrinceGeorgesProud for over 50 years, 12 of which has been a resident of #District6. Barbara Holt Streeter’s focus is to serve, connect and build a stronger community from the youth to seniors.
Director of Communications, Public Relations and Protocol Consultant with over 25 years of experience in community engagement, government relations, strategic partnerships and executive logistics
Director of Community Partnerships – Prince George’s County Public Schools
Community Relations Liaison and Protocol Specialist – First Baptist Church of Glenarden
Director of Fund Development – SHABACH! Ministries, Incorporated
Manager of External Affairs – Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development
A lifelong resident of Prince George’s County and PGCPS Graduate. Who has raised 21 Children and 15 are PGCPS Alumnus and many grand’s. My family is Established and Invested in the Community. I was elected to serve as a member of the Board of Education for district 6. I transformed public opinion through my transparency and by being boots on the ground. My goal is to ensure that Each and Every community in District 6 reaches its full Potential through collaboration/partnerships by the community and stakeholders working together for safer roadways, beautifying the landscaping and fixing the infrastructure. A Leader who stands up, speaks out and works hard with other Leaders and Community Members to move District 6 forward by Put the PEOPLE needs of the Community First. (Public Safety, Education, Opportunity, Public Works, Livability, Economic Development)
Denise G. Smith
Denise Smith serves as a communications, media and outreach professional with more than 24 years of local government and non-profit experience. Her work in these areas has focused on public service, business advocacy and community service. Denise Smith is TV Host of "Level Up," a business show dedicated to helping the small business community in the DMV and her Facebook & Instagram Live show, "All Things Small Business." Denise brings together influential names in business, finance and politics for discussions on key issues shaping our world today, and specifically in tuned with issues affecting small business. Currently, Denise is the communications director for the Honorable Aisha N. Braveboy, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney. She previously served in the Office of Central Services for the Prince George’s County Government as outreach and education/training manager for the county’s Supplier Diversity Office and press information officer in the Office of the County Executive
Nakia R. Wright
With a skillset undergirded by an educational foundation from Prince George’s County, Nakia Wright’s degree in Business Administration & Management was lifelong preparation for this moment of impact. Having proudly become Dr. Nakia Wright in 2014, she exemplifies excellence in financial leadership, operational leadership, strategic planning, operating budgets, and project management. Nakia Wright has more than 25 years of varied experience in the political and non-profit arena. Nakia is forward-thinking, thorough, detailed-oriented, innovative, and determined in nature. Bridge-builder, community advocate, and fearless leader; Nakia Wright’s span of touch is broad and wide as observed in her notable career summary.
District 7 Councilman Candidates
Dr. Anita G Naves
The Honorable, Dr. Anita G. Naves, name has floated around in positive media platforms and newspapers for more than 30 years. As a veteran Public Community Servant, Educator, Philanthropist, and highly awarded Social Justice Advocate, she is most known for her brazen and creative approach to positively impacting the lives of thousands on local, national and international levels. Her works in Education, Social Work, Religion, and Community has earned her more than 158 prestigious honors, such as President George S. Bush Letter of Recognition, State proclamations, Congressional and Senator citations, Maryland Governor Hogan Honor, Prince George's County Council Prayer Advisory honor, Office of the Prince George's County Executive Woman In History Honor, DCW50 Remarkable Woman honor, Radio One Outstanding Women in the Community, Outstanding Educator Recognition, Abe Pollen Community Service Award, and so many more. Last but not least she is a 4x International History Maker for her works in Community Leadership and problem solving initiatives.
Krystal Oriadha, a longtime resident of Seat Pleasant, has spent years advocating for policies and legislation that support and protect all the residents within Prince George’s County. Krystal is the co-founder of the grassroots organization PG ChangeMakers, which works to address community issues around housing, food insecurity, health care, LGBTQ rights, police reform, and education as well as works to break down systemic racism.
When Krystal began her career working for Hewlett Packard (HP), she became the youngest Junior Project Manager for the Global Enterprise Management Team. Krystal later went on to work as a Senior Communication Consultant for the Federal Government, building national campaigns around Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention.
Krystal attended Howard University for her BBA in International Business. During Krystal’s time at Howard, she joined The International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi, lota Rho Chapter, and studied abroad in Tanzania at the University of Dar es Salaam. She also received her MBA from Amberton University.
District 8 Councilman Candidates
A community activist, lawyer, organizer, and health care policy advocate, Dania Lofton is passionate about issues affecting our families and individuals of all backgrounds, including: food security, affordable housing, a quality education system, public safety, environmental mitigation, and health equity. Her service in the County began with her activism through her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., with actively registering and mobilizing voters. As an organizer, Dania knows the importance of community engagement in order to hold decision-makers accountable for changes that improve our communities. Dania has proven herself to be a servant-leader through her work with nonprofit organizations and churches in Prince George’s County. As a health care policy professional, she has successfully advocated for access to quality mental health care and opposed policies and regulations impacting mental health care professionals' scope of work at the federal and state levels.
Jerry Mathis is a graduate of Dunbar High School in Washington, DC. He earned his Bachelor's in Education from Bowie State and his Master's in Management from Webster University. He has been a member of various community groups including the PG County Business & Community Coalition, Central PG County Community Development Corporation, Indian Head Highway Area Council. Jerry is currently CEO of Mathis Realtors, Inc.
Prince George’s County Council Member Edward Burroughs III was sworn into office in February 2022, following a Special Election. In 2012 he was elected by his peers to serve as a student member on the Board of Education, representing the interests of over 130,000 Prince George’s County Public School students. Following two one-year terms, Burroughs was elected to represent District 8 on the Board of Education in 2012, a position he held until his resignation in 2021. Burroughs also worked in the Office of the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney, leading the Youth Court Division, and developing innovative ways to steer young people away from the criminal justice system. He was then appointed Director of Legislative Affairs where he played a key role in the development of crime prevention policies.
Office of Sheriff
John D.B. Carr
John D.B Carr is a proud native of Prince George’s County who lives in Brandywine with his wife and four children. John attended Bishop McNamara High School while later attending the University of Maryland at College Park, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice. Focusing on his passion for serving the community, John started his career with the Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff. While serving as a Deputy Sheriff, John continued his education at Norwich University, where he earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration.
Elliot W. Gibson
My name is Elliott Warren Gibson, Sr. and I am a candidate for the Office of the Sheriff of Prince George’s County, Maryland. I have been a resident of Prince George’s County for 45 years. I am a native Washingtonian. I attended the Washington, D.C. public school system. After graduating from Eastern High School, I attended the University of the District of Columbia, where I majored in Criminal Justice. Presently, I am the Chief of Police in the Town of Edmonston, Maryland. I have worked in law enforcement and public safety for over forty (40) years.
David J Grogan
A lifelong resident of Prince George’s County, Maryland. He’s a proud United States Marine Veteran and retired Federal Law Enforcement Agent after serving 25-years with the Department of Justice United States Marshal Service. Post retirement June/2013 Dave immediately began a 2nd career in Corporate Security which he’s well established as a Corporate Security Professional managing 75+ milliondollar Federal government contracts. Dave also has an extensive background in mental health where he served as the Vice President for Government Relations for Interdynamics Inc. which is a behavioral health firm in Maryland.
Sylvester E. Jones, Sr.
Serving as the Assistant Director of the United States Marshals Service has afforded me the experience to not just envision a safer Prince George’s County, but build a safer nation. I have directed over 2,ooo federal judges, held safe havens for over 11,000 witnesses and their families, as well as oversaw the security detention programming for over 48,000 federal pre-trial detainees. This is the leadership experience that a vote for me, Sylvester Jones, will bring to Prince George’s County’s Sheriff’s Office!
Loralyn Mayo is a life-long member of the Prince George's County community. Alongside her four brothers, her path from childhood to adulthood is tied to Prince George's County's rich history - dynamic economic growth and diverse community. With roots firmly planted here, she remained a part of the community and went on to raise her own family in the area. Today, she is a proud mother of three adult children. Her strong ties to family and community naturally led her to pursue a career serving others.
Loralyn makes it a priority to partner up with local and state organizations to help with mentorship programs. Since October 2007, Loralyn has been the President of the American National Protective Services, LLC in Maryland. Her company provides armed, unarmed event staff and personal bodyguard services. In addition, the company conducts character interviews and recommends the suitability of individuals seeking a security clearance for Federal Government employment.