Governor of Maryland, January 21, 2015 to January 18, 2023.
Chair, National Governors Association, 2019-20 and Vice-Chair, 2018-19 (chair, economic development & commerce committee, 2015-16; chair, center for best practices board, 2018-19).
Secretary of Appointments, Office of Governor, 2003 to January 17, 2007.
Member, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2002-03.
Born in Washington, DC, May 25, 1956. Attended DeMatha Catholic High School, Hyattsville, Maryland, and Father Lopez Catholic High School, Daytona Beach, Florida; Florida State University, B.A. (government & political science), 1978. Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer, The Hogan Companies, a commercial real estate brokerage firm, 1985-. Realtor, Murphy Hogan Commercial Real Estate Services, Annapolis, 1999-2003. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988. Founder and Chair, Change Maryland, 2011-. Board of Directors, Maryland Public Policy Institute, 2011-; CollegeBound Foundation, 2015-; Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, 2015-. Member, National Association of Homebuilders; National Association of Realtors. Past member, Board of Directors, Building Industry Association; Chamber of Commerce; Homebuilders Care Foundation. President's Award, Maryland State's Attorneys' Association, 2015. Charles Carroll of Carrollton Award, Maryland Public Policy Institute, 2016. Champion of the Chesapeake, Chesapeake Conservancy, 2017. Champion of Education Award, Maryland Chapter, Council for American Private Education, 2017. Leadership Award of Excellence, Park Advisory Commission, 2018. Champion for Maryland's Children and Families, Maryland Association of Local Management Boards, 2018. National Award for State Arts Leadership, Americans for the Arts and U.S. Conference of Mayors, 2018. A. Leo Anderson Memorial Freestate Award of Excellence, Department of Maryland, American Veterans (AMVETS), 2018. Most Inclusive Leader for Minority Business Enterprise, Maryland Washington Minority Companies Association, 2018. Dr. Nathan Davis Outstanding Governor Award, American Medical Association, 2020. Power 100 List, Daily Record, 2021. Gwanghwa Medal, Republic of Korea, 2022. Open Space Executive Award, Partners for Open Space and Maryland Association of County Park and Recreation Administrators, 2022. Honorary Veterans Affairs Minister, Republic of Korea, 2022. Marlene A. Malek Public Service Award, Friends of Cancer Research, 2022. Honorary State Trooper, Department of State Police, 2022. Married; three daughters, four grandchildren.
In 1974, young Larry Hogan learned an invaluable life lesson, one that continues to serve him to this day. His father, Congressman Larry Hogan, Sr., was a member of the House Judiciary Committee investigating the Watergate scandal during the Nixon administration. The entire world was watching. Despite personal considerations, Congressman Hogan cast aside party politics and became the first Republican to vote for President Nixon’s impeachment, and the only Republican to vote for all three articles of impeachment. Governor Hogan says he learned more about integrity from his father in that single moment than most people learn in a lifetime.
Governor Hogan attended Florida State University, earning a Bachelors Degree in Government. During this time he also worked in the Tallahassee State House. In 1972, Congressman Hogan became County Executive Hogan of Prince George’s County and at the age of 22, Governor Hogan went to work in his father’s administration, learning firsthand the importance of bipartisan cooperation and working across party lines for the greater good. The Governor cites his father as his greatest influence and biggest role model.
After his father’s term as County Executive, Governor Hogan left public service for the private sector. He entered the real estate industry and founded Hogan Companies in 1985. The business quickly became the leading land development firm in the state of Maryland, focusing on economic development and bringing hundreds of businesses and thousands of jobs to the state.
Mr. Hogan took leave from his business and once again joined the public sector in 2003, when his friend, Governor Bob Ehrlich, asked him to join his administration as Secretary of Appointments. When the Ehrlich administration concluded in 2007, Mr. Hogan went back to the private sector, believing he might never again serve the people of his state in a public position.
In 2011, Mr. Hogan founded the grassroots organization Change Maryland. What began as an idea between a few friends quickly grew into the largest grassroots organization in State history and the leading voice of support for tax relief, responsible budgeting, and economic growth. As the Chair of Change Maryland, Larry Hogan traveled across the State listening to the concerns of Marylanders from all walks of life. In 2014, he announced his campaign for governor. That same year, Governor Hogan was elected on a message of fiscal restraint in order to grow the private sector; put people back to work; and turn the economy around.
The Hogan administration marks the beginning of a new era in Annapolis – one that is inclusive, bipartisan, efficient, and always puts the needs of Maryland families and businesses first. Its main focus is to get the State’s budget under control, eliminate waste and abuse in State government, provide tax relief to struggling Marylanders, and bring jobs and businesses back to the State.
The Governor’s success and experience in the private sector, combined with his experience in government, give him a clear understanding of how government policy can have an impact on business growth and job creation.
In 2014, Governor Hogan became the first Maryland governor in over 100 years to be elected from Anne Arundel County, and in 2018, the first Republican governor to win a second term in Maryland since 1954. He and his wife, Yumi – an artist, teacher, and first-generation Korean-American – have three daughters, Julie, Jaymi, and Kim.
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