Former Prince George’s County state delegate Aisha N. Braveboy on Thursday launched her campaign to become the suburb’s next top prosecutor, setting off a head-to-head contest with another longtime elected official in the June 2018 Democratic primary.
Braveboy, who ran unsuccessfully for Maryland attorney general in 2014, declared her candidacy for state’s attorney at a District Heights union hall.
She will compete for the nomination — which in Prince George’s is tantamount to winning the general election — against state Sen. Victor Ramirez (D-Prince George’s), 43, who announced his run in September.
Incumbent Angela Alsobrooks (D), who has served two terms as state’s attorney, is running for county executive.
Braveboy, 43, is a native Prince Georgian who graduated from county public schools, attended the University of Maryland at College Park and obtained her law degree from Howard University School of Law.
She won her first political race in 2006, filling the House of Delegates seat vacated by Anthony G. Brown after he was tapped to serve as lieutenant governor.
During her time in Annapolis, Braveboy shepherded legislation to combat domestic violence, curb mass incarceration, and protect homeowners from lending practices that led to the foreclosure crisis and contributed to the collapse of the Prince George’s housing market. She also chaired the Legislative Black Caucus.