Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. is the 62nd governor of the State of Maryland. He is married to his wife Yumi, and together they have three children named Julie, Jaymi and Kim. Hogan was born on May 25, 1956 in Landover, Maryland. Hogan graduated from Florida State University in 1978, with a bachelor’s degree in Government and Political Science. Hogan was a career businessman before becoming a politician. He is the founder and president of The Hogan Companies, a real estate brokerage firm.
Yumi Hogan is a artist and art teacher. She and her husband met at an art gallery. Yumi Hogan is also a first-generation Korean-American. She is the first Asian First Lady in Maryland. Gov. Hogan and Yumi have two grandchildren.
Gov. Hogan first entered politics when he served on the cabinet of his predecessor Gov. Robert Ehrlich. In 2011 Hogan founded Change Maryland, a nonprofit promoting conservative economic policies. Hogan is also the director of the Maryland Public Institute.
Hogan ran in the 2014 general election with Boyd Rutherford as his running mate. He is only the second Republican governor or Maryland in the past 50 years. His campaign was built on conservative republican values and supported job generation. Governor Hogan has done an impressive job. He has placed an importance on the economy and education system in Maryland.
Shortly after the Baltimore riots, Hogan was diagnosed with cancer, in June of 2015. He was diagnosed with state three non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It was decided that Hogan would need extensive chemotherapy treatment to beat the illness. He showed no symptoms, but luckily doctors noticed and examined the cancerous lumps. Hogan did not take a leave of absence from his position of governor. Shortly later on November 16, 2015, it was announced that his scans were now cancer free. After he had endured 18 weeks of chemotherapy.