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The Prince George’s County Council elected new leaders Tuesday who emphasized the need to work with County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks on a broad set of policy goals, including improving the county’s schools, health-care system and transit options.

Council member Todd M. Turner (D-District 4), who was unanimously elected chair, said he will focus on compromise in his new role, both with other members and with Alsobrooks’s administration.

One of the first responsibilities for the council — which this year expanded to include two at-large members — is confirming Alsobrooks’s appointees, including one D.C. regulatory official who has faced criticism of her record.

“We are going to be doing our due diligence,” Turner said. “We expect there might be a lot we have to do.”

Alsobrooks (D), who was sworn in Monday along with the council members, sat in the front row of their meeting and told them she wants to have a “productive and respectful” relationship. Turner served as one of the honorary co-chairs of her transition team.

Click here to read the rest of the story written by Rachel Chason over at the Washington Post