It’s official: Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks has declared her candidacy for Maryland’s open US Senate seat.
She joins a race that currently includes Rep. David Trone (MD-6) and at-large Montgomery County Councilor Will Jawando. Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-8) and former Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski Jr. are also considering entering the race.
Maryland currently has no women in its Congressional delegation. Angela is likely to be the only competitive Democratic woman in this Senate race, and our best chance to change that fact.
These women are running in three districts: RI-1, where Rep. David Cicilline is resigning as of June 1; AZ-3, which Rep. Ruben Gallego is leaving to run for Senate; and CA-30, which Rep. Adam Schiff is also leaving to run for Senate.
- Yassamin Ansari (AZ-3): Yassamin is a former diplomat who served as an advisor to the UN Secretary General and as Deputy Policy Director for Gov. Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit. She currently serves on the Phoenix City Council as vice mayor and District 7 representative.
- Raquel Terán (AZ-3): Raquel is the former chair of the Arizona Democratic Party, political director for Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick’s Senate campaign, and Regional Director for Mi Familia Vota. She was also the Arizona Senate minority leader, serving in District 30, and an Arizona state representative, serving in District 26.
- Laura Friedman (CA-30): Laura currently represents District 44 in the California State Assembly, and before that served on the board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Before that she served in local government as a member of the Glendale City Council and as mayor of Glendale.
- Sandra Cano (RI-1): Sandra currently serves in the Rhode Island Senate from District 8, and was formerly an at-large member of the Pawtucket City Council. She most recently served as the City of Pawtucket’s director of commerce. Prior to serving in government, she was an AVP for a statewide credit union.
- Sabina Matos (RI-1): Sabina is Rhode Island’s current lieutenant governor. Before that, she served on the Providence City Council from Ward 15 and was the head of program development for the Rhode Island Office of Diversity, Equity, and Opportunity. Her non-government background is in nonprofit program management.
Helping women win isn’t just about flipping competitive seats—it’s also about making sure we’re represented in places that Democrats dominate.